Wednesday, August 18

Toddlers and Homeschooling

I think the trick to having a peaceful home education experience with toddlers, is preparedness.
So all year long, while we're at garage sales or in clearance aisles, I keep a keen eye for activites for my toddler. I don't spend much money on busy things for him and many of them I'm able to make at home, as workbags, to keep put away for only homeschooling time.
(sorry for the tighty-whitey shot, its potty training season!)
Chase loves fine motor skill activities and the wooden macrame beads were a .25 cent garage sale find. I have a big binful but portion them out in a tin cup, with a plastic needle and yarn.

On our after lunch walk, we stuck pretty fall leaves that he collected in the extra holes.
Stay tuned for more of our fun toddler activities!


Carmine said...

I can't wait to see additional ideas for toddlers. I have a 1 year old that wants to be involved with our two older girls' homeschooling (3rd grade and kindergarden), but she usually just ends up playing with the Saxon manipulatives. I'd love to get her more involved, but just don't know what to do!

Trudy Callan said...

That is a very good idea. I am trying to juggle homeschooling the older ones along with having a toddler; so I would be very interested in more ideas for keeping toddlers happy and busy during school time.


Toni Tralala said...

Look at what he made on his own! This is brilliant. The more children are involved, the faster they learn.

Good read. :)

Corinna said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm so craving fresh ideas at this point. The rest of life goes just fine - I sew, garden, cook etc. with children all content but I'm needing fresh inspiration for school time for my toddler and kindy girl. Thank you. Your blog is the highlight of my day whenever I check it. I so wish we lived in the same country and could be friends. Thank you so much.