Are you looking for additional educational activities for your 5-6 year old? Check out this ultimate list of Kindergarten supplements!
After choosing a curriculum for homeschooling you may be wondering what else? There are SO many resources available to homeschooling families. I sometimes wish I had an entire room devoted to resources but our little schooling nook will have to do for now.
So what exactly is a supplement?
A supplement in the homeschool world basically is just a resource used to compliment a curriculum or enhance learning. This can mean workbooks, games, learning apps or anything educational, really!
Although I had in mind 5-6 year olds when creating this list, the ages can absolutely vary! Many of these can be used by preschoolers and those a bit older as well.
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Some Kindergarten Supplements We Are Using!
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not huge on workbooks or tons of worksheets. I would much rather play a game with my child or do a hands on activity. However, depending on the child and how he/she learns a workbook may do just the trick!
This year we are trying out Explode The Code to go along with our main language arts curriculum. We are also using the first math dry erase book from Usborne. I cannot find it on Amazon but you can purchase directly from the Usborne site HERE.
Explode The Code 1
Big Kindergarten Workbook
Kindergarten Math Workbook
Wipe Clean: Starting School
We LOVE games here in the Fox household! On Fridays we get a break from our main curriculum and do more games and reviewing. I bought all four of these games this past spring and we have already got our money’s worth, espeically with Zingo Sight Words! If I had to pick one game out of this list it would be that one.
Tiny Polka Dot
Zingo Sight Words
Ukloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt
If you have never heard of manipulatives before then I’ll fill you in. They are pretty much just tools used to teach math. They are especially helpful for visual learners in breaking down math problems.
We have a version of all of these and they are wonderful! Although I’m glad we have a variety you can get manipulatives anywhere. Sticks, rocks, beans and even coins make great counters too.
Unifix Cubes Set
All About Me Family Counters
What kid doesn’t love apps? Virtual learning may be slightly controversial to some homeschool families but not for us. We love incorporating online learning games and activities into our school days.
Wyatt was almost 3 when we first bought our subscription to ABC Mouse and he absolutely loves it! It’s the perfect app to use as a supplement for Kindergartners because it has a little bit of everything and also fun for the kids.
I have recently downloaded Teach Your Monster To Read and Starfall. They both seem to be very engaging and great resources! Teach Your Monster To Read is paid app but it’s free on a computer! Check it out HERE
Vooks is a newer app and is full of really neat online books that “come to life.” Teachers and homeschooling families get one year absolutely free so take advantage of that!
Teach Your Monster To Read
Starfall Learn To Read
We love using flash cards! Wyatt’s favorite are addition and subtraction. He loves being able to flip them over to check his answer.
School Zone Sight Words
School Zone Addition 0-12
Star Right Set of 4- Numbers, Alphabet, First Words, Colors and Shapes
Books are an important part of our homeschool! This year we are working on learning to read. I bought the Usborne My First Reading Library Box Set last year and it’s super cute. I love how it’s shared reading so that means I get to participate as well 🙂 We do not have Bob’s Books yet but I’ve heard so many great things about them!
Usborne My First Reading Library Box Set
Usborne Phonics Readers 20 Book Box Set
Bob’s Books Sight Words: Kindergarten
Bob’s Books Set 1: Beginning Readers
Educational T.V. Shows
Some of these are available through Netflix and others Amazon Prime or PBS Kids! If I can get my kids into something educational on T.V. then I call it a major win. Right now they are LOVING “The Magic Schoolbus.” It’s so nostalgic because I remember watching the same episodes many years ago 🙂
The Magic Schoolbus
Ask The Story Bots
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What Kindergarten Supplements Are You Using?
I want to know what kindergarten supplements you are using! Is it on this list or did I miss something? Let me know in the comments below 🙂