Recently, I have been sharing My Ten Ways to Have an Organized Homeschool.
I have explained:
Now it is time to talk all about preschool!
For my grade schoolers, I plan out the whole year in advance using the crate system.
Yet, for preschool, I take a more relaxed approach.
Each month we will follow a theme and each week a new letter!!
In addition to to new theme each week, we will work on one letter a week with ten built-in weeks of review.
After I have spent thirty minutes with each of my little guys, it will be time for me to have activities they can do on their own.
My best method for this is rotating toys!
I keep several toys high and out of reach and bring them down on different days for the littles to use.
Just make sure to put the toys up out of reach again when school time is over.
I work through 30-minute rotations with the kids. I will keep out the same toys for 30 minutes. Then, rotate with a new set.
Some of the activities have to do with the theme and the letter.
Some are just plain FUN!
Here are some of my favorites:
Osmo Genius Kit – All of my kids use this & LOVE it!
I have found that the most important thing is to ROTATE! This really keeps my toddlers and preschoolers engaged.
We will also be doing a sibling recess rotation during our morning school block.
Finally, busy boxes are a must.
And these follow the same rule as the school toys. They only come out during school time.
My goal is to make one or two new busy boxes per week. I prefer to use Sterlite plastic boxes to hold these activities as they seem to hold up better.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
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