12 Learning Activities to Occupy Your Toddler During Homeschool

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12 Learning Activities to Occupy Your Toddler During Homeschool

Homeschooling with toddlers is a delight, because they have a lot of energy and want to be involved. For those same reasons, homeschooling with toddlers can also be a challenge. Here are 12 ideas to occupy your toddler during your school day.

  1. Give them an inexpensive or used workbook to scribble in. Then "check" it just as you do with the older kids.
  2. Let them play Cuisenaire® rods, counting bears, or with LEGO®.
  3. Give them picture books to look at.
  4. Let them sit on your lap while you read (and point to the pictures or words you are reading to keep them involved).
  5. Have a special school box for use only during school time that includes quiet activities (puzzles, play-dough and cookie cutters, lacing toys, crayons and coloring books, Duplo, etc.).
  6. Offer sensory activities, such as shaving cream or finger paint in a gallon zip-top bag. Let the children "write" with a finger on it and erase by squishing it around.
  7. Fill a big plastic container with rice or beans and let the children use scoops or measuring cups to pour from one container to another. Blog-Header-1
  8. By about age 2 ½, children might enjoy albums of nursery rhymes while looking at board books.
  9. Have your read aloud time with your older students right outside the bathroom door while the toddlers play in the tub.
  10. Put several sheets of paper and a pair of safety scissors in bag. On each piece of paper, draw one or several lines—some straight, some curved, some zig-zag—across the paper in big marker. Put smiley or star at the end. Let them try to cut along the lines.
  11. Create a pile of several small, random things (toys, bottle caps, raisins and peanuts), and allow your children to sort . . . by color, shape, material, size, etc.
  12. Take 10 index cards and number them 1-10. Draw that many circles on each card. Give your toddler  pennies, poker chips, etc. to place on the cards while counting up to each indicated number.

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