Homeschooling with toddlers can be an enriching experience but not always easy if you have older ones to contend with. But it is possible to engage and educate young children while having fun using a few simple techniques that we’ve learned to love in our own homeschool routine.
A baby or toddler has been under my roof for over a decade. I adore having little ones around but when it came time to start homeschooling, it took a while to figure out how to work around naptimes, potty training, big feelings, and having a child with special needs. The main thing I want to leave you with is that there is immense grace for you in this place and in this season.
There is no one right way to homeschool.
Read that again.
You are the curator and architect of your home. Feel free to use this list of tips for homeschooling with toddlers like a menu. Take what works and leave what doesn’t!
I like to incorporate these elements into a rhythm every morning. Choose one thing to do from each section and allow their minds to develop and explore in a safe place.
Bonus tip: If you adopt a Charlotte Mason style homeschool philosophy, formal lessons don’t begin until age 6! You have permission to fill the little years with fun!
While homeschooling with toddlers may have it’s hard days, it’s important to remember that learning starts from the moment we are born! Adopting a lifelong learning mindset can make the journey more enjoyable and fulfilling for both children and parents. I hope you enjoyed these homeschooling with toddlers tips!