I am soon to be entering the world of being a SAHM to a 4 and 2 (almost 3 year old). I lost my job, so they have both previously been in day care/preschool, but we can't afford to send them with me being out of work. I'm really excited about it and hope we can make it work so I can stay home full time and with the experiences we've had with day care, I think homeschool for preschool is the best option for my oldest. She will be attending the public school in the fall (2013). My husband and I are both public school teachers, but we teach middle and high school kids, so I'm really at a loss of what to do with little kids.
I really have no idea where to begin as far as resources. I can't spend a lot, so I need things I can either get online or at the library. I like to do things that are learning through play, etch, not a lot of worksheets and flash cards. My older DD really enjoys going to school, so this will be a tough transition for her. She also likes to figure things out on her own instead of letting me help her with it. She also gets very frustrated and shuts down if she has a hard time doing something. Recently, she was reading really well, and then something happened and has refused to read on her own, so I've stepped back from it and not pressured her with it. She loves learning, particularly about science stuff and is very inquisitive. My husband is home with them for the summer now and has not been doing very much with them and I can tell she misses being in the classroom. My school and job end next week and I plan on taking August to get organized and then starting in September when my husband goes back to work.
My kids also both love art and music, which are not my strengths, but I really want to encourage and foster their talents in these areas.
Thanks so much for any help!