If I'm totally off base, please fill me in.
We plan on homeschooling our children. Since the fall is drawing near, and I'm stumbling upon more and more homeschool threads, I've been thinking about it.
My DD1 is currently 4, and will turn 5 at the end of December. For 1st grade purposes, would you start the curriculum the fall that she is 5 about to turn 6, or the fall where she is 6 about to turn 7? My gut is telling me the latter, but I wanted to gain opinions on this.
And until then, what do I do? I know that Waldorf kindy is mostly just making things homey, establishing a rhythm, keeping the child close to nature, lots of storytelling, etc. But is there something I'm missing? Should we be doing something differently for the next two years as she gets older? I guess she'll grow, she'll eventually be able to do different and more complex handwork tasks. I don't know. What is your take on it?
ETA : Can anyone recommend the Christopherus "Kindergarten with your 3-6 year old" book? It's part of their Early Years package, but I'm not sure I want the whole thing.