Thursday, September 17, 2015
Why Tot Schooling is saving my sanity
Homeschooling a kindergartener is fun! They are excited about learning and have enough patience to sit for at least a little while. They don't play in the litter box or the toilet or paint the kitchen floor with tooth paste/lotion/soap/sharpies, but 2/3 year olds DO! I found out very early (my first week of homeschooling 3 years ago) that the hardest part of home schooling might be the toddler! Over the years I have accumulated lots of games, hand eye coordination, concentration, or just time consuming activities for toddlers to do while I discuss the difference between communative and distributive properties to the older boys. Tot school (Google that) has endless possibilities and it is a great way to keep those busy little hands and minds going without destroying my house! I found that the more planning I put into the toddler curriculum/play the more I can actually concentrate on teaching the other kiddos. I am so grateful for websites like totschool.net and confessions of a homeschooler and countless other bloggers/teachers that have endless ideas that are fun and creative. I find Pinterest and Teachers pay teachers are both great places to start when looking for fun ideas!