Best Tips and Tricks for Homeschooling with Toddlers

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My best tips and tricks for homeschooling with toddlers.

Let’s face it, homeschooling with toddlers is hard. The little ones are always investigating, learning, and into trouble if left unsupervised for any length of time.

Toddlers unroll the toilet paper. They pull out every can in the kitchen. They take books off the shelf. They’ll even take a bite of a book to see how it tastes!

So just how are we suppose to homeschool with a toddler underfoot? I went on a hunt around the web to find the best tips and tricks for homeschooling with toddlers.

Homeschooling with Toddlers

These are activities designed to give toddlers or preschoolers something to investigate while you work with an older child nearby. I enjoyed putting my toddler at the table next to me playing. This allowed me to keep a sharp eye on my toddler while I homeschooled my older child.

Busy Bags:

Busy Bags are activity bags you put together for toddlers. You can slip one or two into your purse when you head out the door. They’re also handy when you need a toddler busy while you work with an older kid.


Playdough is another wonderful activity for toddlers. In addition to the regular colored playdough you purchase at the store, you can create scented playdough or brightly colored playdough.

Don’t stick to the usual playdough tools either. Give your child rocks, trucks, dinosaurs, fairies, dolls, pine cones, or branches. Entire worlds can be created when you’re homeschooling with toddlers!

Sensory Play:

Sensory Play is a great method of introducing toddlers to various textures. Some are soft and hard, others squishy, and yet others are cold. Toddlers are kept busy investigating.

Fine Motor Play:

Fine Motor Play is a type of activity designed to build fine motor skills in toddlers and preschoolers. The kids have fun and never realize, or care, that they’re building the strength and skills they’ll need in a couple of years.

Just for fun:

These are fun activities or recipes I ran across that look fun!

homeschooling with toddlers! Busy bags, play dough recipes, sensory bins, fine motor activities, and more!Round-Ups:

These are various link-ups of great ideas for homeschooling with toddlers. They tend not to give the directions, but rather link you up with more ideas for keeping your toddlers busy.

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  1. Thank you for this list of activities – they would be helpful to any parent with toddlers. Keeping toddlers occupied and learning always takes planning!

  2. What a great resource! I’ll be pinning and coming back to this as I attempt to coral my toddler while homeschooling my 3 older ones;) linking up with you at #shinebloghop

  3. I love all your great ideas! I would like to see your content on Top-Notch Tuesday Homeschool Link-Up Party.

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