Integrating Toddlers & Preschoolers into School Time

PuzzleWorker

As much as we desire to have our little ones at the table with us, their frustration level from not having enough to do can become a distraction and hindrance to other children trying to work.  Here are a few ideas for keeping them learning alongside you… PROBLEM A noisy, whining, discontented toddler or preschooler is a major distraction and hindrance to an otherwise happy homeschool.  I suspect, however, that most homeschooling moms, philosophically at least, would like their young children to be meaningfully engaged in something that furthers their development and learning.  This can be a burdensome challenge on top of the already demanding job of coordinating a couple different kids schoolwork.  Perhaps you, like me, have ups and downs in this area.  The downs typically arrive when I am not prepared with enough in my “arsenal” of activities for her/him to do. YOUR BAG OF … [Read more...]