Homeschooling with a Toddler

Hey hey!

Wow! I took a much needed break from the blogging world. As much as I love to write and share with you all, it was getting too overwhelming.

It is so important to take a step back and do things that are the most important for your family. Of course, that is and always will be the well being and care of my children.

Life definitely handed me a reality check. It signed and dated it for “whenever and whatever necessary”….stamped and pre-approved. Get it together Mama!

Okay, now that I’m done rambling….what have I been up to exactly?

Raising an adventurous, daring, sweet, handful of a toddler boy! I call him my Tator tot….because he is so cute and well he’s a toddler. Haha!

He’s been learning how to play with his siblings. Especially with his older brother, who is now 6 years old. I know at 18 months, it’s a bit hard to play with others. It’s one of those learning curves.

Toddlers and babies love playing alone because they like things their way and nobody else’s! At least that is what I have experienced.

I’ve also learned that no toddler is alike. Each of my other four were all so different, yet so much the same. It’s so odd. So basically, we have been trying to survive the toddler times again!

Tator tot is so determined. It truly amazes me. We are at that point where if it doesn’t happen for him, the temper is released. It’s hard to process emotions when we are little and cannot use many words to communicate.

So yep, I’ve been busy. This stage of life is a job all on its own. It also doesn’t last forever. He will be grown one day and we will look back on the challenging days, as well as the beautiful, and laugh and reminisce.

Getting Ready for Fall & Learning

Just a quick word about what to expect this fall. We will be getting back into our groove by September.

You will see a few new Homeschool reviews for various products. Some new and some related to past reviews.

My goal is to share more of our real life struggles, mundane days and activities. Hopefully this year we will have more hands on activities to share.

Pray that we can accomplish our goals this year. Toddler times are rough and busy around here.

❤ Jess

How have you been doing? Any tips, advice or just plain fun stuff to share with us?

5 thoughts on “Homeschooling with a Toddler

    • Terry Peters says:

      Hey Jessica – yes I have a tip for toddler days. Teach them to read! You love reading, right? So, why shouldn’t they? I think toddlers can get bored. They’re stuck between babydom, when everything is done for them, and childhood where they can get around more.

      I used the Montessori method of tactilely feeling and saying each letter
      s sound (not the letter name). There’s a method; I’m sure you can Google it. Sticking to phonics we quickly went from knowing a few letters, to making words from them, then adding new letters, and making phrases, and then sentences. It was great spending 20 minutes a day bonding in this way. One secret is to stop the session before they get antsy or bored ;). I started my two girls at 18 months, but you can start sooner. By the time they were three, they were reading on a 2nd grade level! An always did well reading in school. Have fun!

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