Homeschooling before Kindergarten is really my favorite. I consider anything below kindergarten as “baby.”
Seriously, Mamas. They are still babies.
Our homeschooling journey began because we couldn’t afford daycare. I fell in love with seeing that light bulb turn on. I was hooked.
Regardless of your family’s future educational choices, you ARE your babies’ first teacher. Mamas are so very important.
So here’s a few tips to make homeschooling baby easier.
1) Less is more. Littles really do not need curriculum. They have an attention span of about 1 minute X their age.
2) play IS learning.
As my babies were growing, we had “creative play” boxes: Art box, block box, Lego box, dress up box, book box, sewing box, science box.
Pull a box out as needed.
Not all boxes are appropriate at every age or stage. Use wisdom.
Here are some great links for Creative Learning Boxes
3) Books. We read a lot. Use your library. Know your librarian.
4) Conversation. We talk a lot. About everything we see. All day long. LOL!
5) When you feel the need for socialization, look for free or cheap mommy & me play dates: story times, MOPS, park Day & play dates
So I hope this helps!
I’m in the process of building new creative play boxes for our surprise baby.
I think my big kids as excited than I am!
I love this age!