Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers

Tips for homeschooling with toddlers

Snippet of “5 Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers”

Written by Denise James of Taking Route for the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Blog.

1) Enlist big brother/sister in the task.

This is my favorite and go-to strategy. I love to rotate my bigs with my littles. I will have my 8-year-old reading to the 4-year-old. My 9-year-old will be doing puzzles with the 2-year-old. All while I am studying phonics with the 6-year-old. Everyone is busy and actually productive. I also find that this time is great for sibling relationship building! Nine-year-olds and 2-year-old don’t have much in common, but they can both laugh at the crazy Harry and his purple crayon.

2) Busy Bags/Folders or other hands-on activities.

There are so many great resources out there on blogs and on Pinterest for sensory boxes, pasting sheets and busy bags. You can buy them or make your own. I like to pull these activities out during read aloud time but always ONLY during school time.

3) Use Nap Time Wisely.

We have a sanctioned quiet time/nap time from 1-3 pm. The smalls are sleeping and the bigs are either reading, coloring/drawing or doing school work. This is a good time for the kids to have distraction free time to work on math or other difficult subjects. I don’t teach much during this time, but I am always available for questions.

For more tips to help with homeschooling with toddlers, pop on over to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

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