Like homeschooling isn’t hard enough or eventful enough on its own, lets throw in some toddlers and a newborn shall we?! Here’s some ways that I can have successful homeschooling days even with those needy little creatures around.
Tips on Homeschooling with Toddlers
- Fill up your toddlers cup first. You have probably heard that you can’t take care of others until you take care of yourself. Same concept here. You won’t be able to give your older children the attention the deserve until you give your toddler attention. Toddler first because toddlers have zero patience while, hopefully, your older children have developed patience. My toddlers wake up before my older children do, so I am able to give them one on one time while my older kids are still sleeping. Win-win!
- Give your toddler her own school work. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Print off extra pages of what you are doing with your older children or go to the good and the beautiful and print off the sample pages of the pre-k language arts.
- Snacks that require a lot of work. Crackers, peanut butter, and a butter knife not only develop skills of a knife, but it keeps them busy.
- Random activities like washing the dishes or playing with a hole punch. Using a hole punch does wonders for the muscles that your toddler will be using for handwriting later, so if you want to get technical, that’s totally homeschooling.
- Let them use moms special markers or paints that only mom is allowed to use. I save this for the really hard days.
- Naptime is a tip you have probably heard before. However, I’m throwing it in here because it is a tried and true trick to how most of us homeschooling moms with toddlers get school done.
Homeschooling With A Toddler
Maybe your toddler actually is showing signs of being ready for some school. You can go check out my blog post on how we homeschool in pre-k.
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