Toddler Time Tuesday

So for all the homechooling mommy bloggers out there, couldn't you say you have homeschooled your child(ren) since birth? I know that is how I feel about it.

Currently homeschooling a toddler, preschooler and a 1st grader, variety is the spice of life over here! My preschooler wants to do everything the 1st grader does, and the toddler wants to be in the middle of it all. So how do YOU homeschool multiple age children at once? For me, one of the "tricks" that has worked, is that we all sit together at our big farm table for school at the same time. The toddler even prays with us in the morning. From there, the 1st grader (zachary) and the preschooler (molly) both have work, and although they differ in difficulty, they both study the same thing. While the toddler (sam) sits at the table in her booster at the table and plays with her stacking cups with fishy crackers inside or books, sometimes even puzzles at the table. We all know the attention span of a toddler is nada, however, I find using food helps! I can get through an entire 30 mins lesson, which is enough for the other two, without a breakdown from the toddler...

So today is a salute to our toddlers that we homeschool!

Do you have ideas,suggestions or things that just worked for you with HSing multiple ages? We would love for you to share...

Also, be sure to visit the Hip Homeschool site today for a blog hop! See the button....




Comments

Lizzie said…
Delightful photos, looks like such fun. It has been so long since my kids were little but I do remember getting many hours out of putting the littlest in her high chair with bowls of water and all sorts of spoon like things. It kept her happy for hours.
Stopped by from Hip Homeschool Hop to say hi today!
Rebecca (me!) said…
Thanks for dropping by. For homeschooling across the ages....keep it simple, combine what you can (history, Science and maybe spelling and handwriting)....and enjoy it. We keep God first...and our days seem to flow best when we do that...then, we move into history/science and then do what we can. My little one usually tags along and we include some fun games during the day....but, I am learning to just keep it simple! Thanks for dropping by....I'm your newest follower...from the Hop!
Theresa said…
Stopping by from Hip Homeschool Hop!

Your kids are adorable!!
Hi there! I'm your newest follower!. We're new to homeschooling and I really look forward to reading more of your blog. I've got a kindergarten-aged son, and a 3 year old daughter, who luckily enough is content to do crafts all day. She joins us for what lessons interest her, and we are certainly working on her numbers and letters, but she is happy with a big box of craft supplies for hours. Totally worth the clean up!
melismama said…
Lizzie - thanks, I love to take pictures!

Rebecca - thanks for being a new follower!

Theresa - thanks for stopping by and the compliment on the kiddies 8)

Patty-Cake - crafts are a big hit here also with my 3.5 yr old daughter..thanks for following!
Alli said…
New to your blog, WOW, you are a busy Mommy/Teacher! I am looking forward to bringing my preschooler home soon to school with my kindergartener, but it does seem daunting. I love your description of what works for you, look forward to watching your journey!

Alli @
growinglittlehearts.blogspot.com

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