I don’t know about your child, but mine was far from interested in reading so we she shows interest in a book I knew I had to dive in. I want her to love books and reading so I decided to start a book series project.
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Pre-K and Toddler Homeschooling Reading Curriculum
How to start Homeschooling a toddler?
Don’t call in school! My 3 year old has no issues with tell me she doesn’t want to go to school. I don’t even tell her we are going to learn something new, we just do it! Teaching a toddler new things can be so easy because they are still soaking up everything around them.
Just playing with something new or hearing a new book causes them to learn whether they like it or not. It is our job to encourage that learning by knowing what kind of activities our kids like. Some enjoy crafts, some would rather sensory input, and some just need to burn off energy but all ways can encourage learning.
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Starting a Homeschooling Reading Curriculum
- Pick a book; could be one you have or find one at the library
- Read the book everyday
- Do some crafts related to the book; color pages, cooking
- Talk about our favorite things in the book
- And anything else that sounds fun to do in relation to the book!
Adella is in love with Tractor Mac if you haven’t heard of Tractor Mac it is an amazing book series about a tractor. It starts with him coming to the farm and they have some adorable stories. Adella knows all the tractor parts and loves talking about all of his stories.
So the book she picked to start our book project this week was Tractor Mac Farmers Market. This was perfect since the farmers markets just opened up here! I don’t know about you, but I love fresh produce!!! We garden but we don’t use a green house so of course we don’t have produce this early, and that is where the farmers market comes in. Did you know there is a site you can use to search for local farmers markets? Check it out they have some great events listed and fun kid activities too!
There was mostly baked goods, and plants at the farmers market this week but we did pick up some yummy strawberries! She has been enjoying them and keeps talking about the farmers market! I’m so excited to go every weekend!
So in the Tractor Mac Farmers Market book there are some amazing recipes and nutritional facts. The first time we read it she said “oooooh muffins” in that moment I knew we were going to be baking some. If you haven’t read our recent blog post yet we love to bake!!!
Naturally we didn’t have blueberries so off to the store we went. We got busy and it took two extra days to finally get to making those dang muffins! Adella had so much fun opening the butter, measuring, mixing, smelling everything, and buttering our muffin pan.
I just love how much she is into baking! She refused to color because she wanted to go outside, and that was fine we needed to work on the garden anyways. So this week all we did was read Tractor Mac Farmers Market daily usually 3 or 4 times a day, go to a farmers market, and bake a recipe from the book!
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Other Toddler Activities
Since this is a week long reading curriculum I am going to add other options for your family. Of course you can do a different book and just do similar activities or simply use this as a way to get some ideas to start early learning with your toddler.
Energy burning toddler activities
- pretend to be a tractor
- moo and crawl like cows
- plant a blueberry bush having your toddler help dig
- paint a tractor
- uses an apple or other produce item as a stamp
- use different colors to make your own farmers market
- go to a farmers market
- bake something
- make dinner using food from the farmers market
I can not wait to see what book she picks next week for our next week of toddler homeschooling. Are you interested in starting homeschooling your toddler of?
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