Category Archives: keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children

Homeschooling With a Toddler, Part 2

I just realized something. Homeschooling with a toddler around is getting easier. Shhhh!  Don’t tell him I said that.  I just had to share that, for all the lamenting I did last year about how hard it was.  And it … Continue reading

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Update on Our Workbox System

I’m getting a lot of visitors to my blog on my workbox page lately so I thought I’d post an update on how this system has worked for us thus far.  We use a file folder system in a portable … Continue reading

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The Homeschool Terrorist

Our resident Homeschool Terrorist*, otherwise known as the adorable 2 year old, Love Bug, has amped things up a few notches.  Not only does he rarely nap, but at the mere site of me and his siblings attempting to read … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work

While Firefly and The Queen Bee worked on painting props out on the deck for our pretend restaurant from the FIAR book, Night of the Moonjellies… Love Bug did some potty training, homeschool style. See, he’s actually looking at the … Continue reading

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Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Author’s note:  The post that follows is the one that people come to most on my blog after typing “how to keep a toddler busy while homeschooling”, or something very similar, into a search engine.  For a list of all … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Toddler Activity

Egg carton, fillable plastic eggs, small toys.  I’m using plastic insects and animals; some are new to him and some are old friends.  Opening and closing the eggs provides a fine motor skill activity.  I also have a plastic bag … Continue reading

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Our Workbox System

I’ve decided to try workboxes again.  We haven’t been homeschooling long, still in our first year, but I keep thinking there has to be a better way to get organized.  I feel like I’m all over the place, looking for … Continue reading

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