Keeping the Cute Rascal Busy While We Homeschool

June 14, 2010

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Doesn’t he look like the cutest little homeschooler who never gets into any trouble?  Ha!

Here’s what I found one morning when I walked downstairs and found all four of his siblings sitting around eating breakfast, watching TV, with Dad in the family room right behind him . . . Yes!  Those are gum wrappers and he has eaten at least 8 pieces as fast as he can. 

Moms, does it ever feel like you’re the only seeing person in a family of blind people?  Why does no one else notice the 2-year-old scarfing down gum as fast as he can, until Mom comes downstairs?!?

So, how do I keep this little guy busy?  I enlist him to help me in whatever I’m doing.  He sits on the counter when I’m making sandwiches, catches the papers off the printer when I’m printing worksheets, draws circles while the other kids are writing, and anything else I can think to keep him busy. 

Here he is helping me hammer a little turtle stamp into some soap I made.  Only afterwards did I shudder a bit when I realized I’d just taught him how to use a hammer.  Eeek!

How do you keep your toddler(s) busy during a homeschool day?

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  2. Therese Rogan July 28, 2010 7:27 am

    LOL, I do feel that I am the only one in the family with eyes sometimes. Glad to know I’m not alone in that.

    We have only been homeschooling for a 1/2 year, so this will be our first full school year, but I plan to entertain my toddler with legos/bristle blocks, drawing, and other special activities that he can only do during “school time” And of course, I have special reading/playing time built in to our schedule. During subjects that the older sibling can do by himself. I’m hoping that he will get his fill of me and be ready to play by himself when I need to help brother!

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