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Homeschooling with babies and toddlers

Homeschooling with babies and toddlers

When people find out I homeschool, and have four children, and that one of those children is three, and another is not yet one the response is, “How on earth to you manage that?”

I response, is “you should meet my friends who have six, seven or eight children”.

There are some obvious tricks to making this work:

    Make use of babies nap time, I make this the time for phonics teaching, and maths- the things the older children need the most teaching time with.
    Plan some activities for the toddler, and rotate them through the week.
    Whilst the older child/children are busy on independent work do an activity with the younger children.
    Have a basket of toys for the baby at hand in the area you do school.
    Involve toddlers in household chores- like filling the washing machine.
    Be flexible- grab what time you have!

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