Do you have young children? Toddlers through preschool aged kids can be difficult to entertain while homeschooling the older kids. I have always been a little sporadic about teaching my little ones. I always hear the question- What do you do with your toddlers while doing school?? It is not easy, that’s for sure.
This past month, through the Homeschool Crew, I have been using a new curriculum for those little ones in your life. It is called Flowering Baby, LLC and it has been wonderful to use with my little guy! It was created for children ages birth through age 5 years old. The creators are a mother-daughter team. One is a homeschooling mom who has been using these methods for years with her own children. Her mother inspired and helped her to write down all of her ideas to share. They worked on it together and have really developed something wonderful.
There are 5 different volumes that you can use depending on the age of your child- birth to age one, age one to age two, etc… Each year is broken down by month and then right down to each individual day. The lessons are short and simple to accomplish. Each month, she gives you a brief overview of supplies, books and music needed for that month’s lessons. Then day-by-day the lessons tell you exactly what to do. It really couldn’t be easier! You can jump into the lessons at any point depending on your child’s age- you don’t have to start from the beginning.
Along with the little lessons, she also recommends reading to your child for 15-20 minutes. She gives a great book list at the beginning of the curriculum. Many of them I already owned, but I am excited to get more of the wonderful book recommendations. Many of them are classics that should be in any child’s library. A lot of them were found at our local library, too.
Here is an example of Day 1 in the volume we are using (Volume 3 for Two to Three Year Olds)
Language: Sing the ABC song
Math Concepts: Count finger foods (cheerios, crackers grapes). Count in sets of three and repeat
Song/Rhyme of the Day: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Story of the Day: Goodnight Moon
Color of the Day: Blue Use blue paint for the shape activity
Shape of the day: Circle. Use an empty toilet paper roll. Dip it into blue paint and make circles on paper.
Other: Blow a balloon up and hit or kick it around together.