The question we hear the most when people hear that we homeschool our kids is, “What do you do to keep your preschooler busy while teaching the older ones?”
The answer? We use a lot of different things, and each day is something different. I try to keep it fun and different to where they don’t get bored with the same activity. I have a schedule (because of course, that is what list-makers like myself do).
For example: Monday’s they can watch a preschool show (Super Why, Word World, Sid the Science Kid, etc.) while they work on puzzles. Tuesday, they can work with busy bags, quiet bins, or workbooks. Wednesday is play-doh day. Thursday, my 4 year old has Mom’s Day Out and the other boys have homeschool co-op, so we don’t do any school at home that day. Friday, you can choose between preschool apps on the iPad, dry erase pockets, Hot Dots, or sorting coins and needs in the muffin pan. Here are a few of our favorite activities to do with preschool kids or toddlers.
Busy Bags, Letter Recognition, Patterns, and Quiet Bins:
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets – these are so good to use with letter, number, shape, and dot to dot worksheets.
Kindergarten Tool Kit – Use code THANKS10 to receive $10 off your order.
What are some of your ideas to keep your preschooler busy while the older kids work on their school work?