While schools tend to treat prayer as another subject, in homeschooling we believe that the best way to teach prayer is not through direct instruction, but by modeling. Our children learn to pray by watching us pray.
It is important to introduce prayers a little at a time and have realistic expectations, based on the child’s age and ability to focus. We can also encourage the children to speak to G-d in their own words throughout the day.
You can use the following resources to teach formal prayer.
My First Sing-Along Siddur (book with CD) by Aron Rabin
Special Delivery by Rachel Stein
Special Delivery 2: A Treasure Called Shema by Rachel Stein
Tools for Torah offers a beginner’s siddur, as well as recordings of prayers. Among them is My Siddur [Weekday, Shabbat, Holiday S.]: Transliterated Prayer Book, Hebrew – English with Available Audio, Selected Prayers for Weekdays, Shabbat and Holidays (Hebrew Edition) and Bentching Trax by Rabbi Chayim Boruch Alevsky (review)
REBBE ALTER – C’MON LET’S DAVEN (audio CD)
Siddur Chinuch Chaim Shlomo – Ashkenaz (Hebrew only)
Siddur Chinuch Chaim Shlomo – Sefard (Hebrew only)
The Lonely Shul by Rabbi Meir Uri Gottesman