Not all my readers are homeschoolers, but, as some of you are, this one’s for you!
Being that it is the middle of August, it’s time to get ready for the homeschool year. We are going on our fourth year homeschooling and this year I have a 4th grade and a 7th grader (woah!). I also have – a 21 month old.
Last year, the baby would sleep while we taught in the morning. I doubt that will be happening this year, so I need to be pretty organized and have a plan for the little squirt.
So, the first thing I am going to do is organize a BUSY BOX for him. The busy box has to be special to the homeschooling time, or it will lose its magic. So, ideally the items in the box cannot be used outside of homeschool time.
I have included some busy boxes from around the internet (with credits).
You could go really crazy with this concept and create an entire CORNER for this purpose. As we have 5 people in the house, I will be keeping it small. Keep in mind, some of these items are specific to our little boy’s interests, but you can adjust as preferred.
In my busy box, I will put:
- play doh
- big pad of white paper
- matchbox cars
- dry erase board
- matching cards
I am also going to make some things, including:
I know you have have had toddlers already have a ton of ideas! Would you share one in the comments below? I sure could use some more ideas!
In the BB I will include things like: stickers, crayons, pom poms, matching cards, matchbox cars, and a big pad of white paper. I am also going to create a FUN CORNER for him with a table and books and age-appropriate puzzles.
I know a lot of my homeschool friends have toddlers in their homes.