This topic has been visited in conversations through telephone lines, online groups and around kitchen tables everywhere: What do I do with my preschoolers while I’m schooling my other children?

While different families have different dynamics, finding a homeschool support network like PEACH can provide you with the opportunity to glean good ideas from other homeschoolers. If you do not have a group in your area, the internet is a nearly endless supply of homeschool resources for every age and learning method.

Here are some links for learning activities for preschoolers:

Preschool recommendations from the Schoolhouse Review Crew

Activity Bags

Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations

Preschool activity ideas from Walking by the Way

Toddler and Preschool activities from The Marathon Mom

Homeschooling with preschoolers

6 thoughts on “Homeschooling with preschoolers

  • October 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Here are some things that have worked for me:

    * Have the older ones do the school that necessitates my help when the younger ones nap in the afternoon.
    * Bring out toys/activities that are not out all the time for preschoolers to use during older school time.
    * School older ones while preschoolers watch a learning movie.
    * Have one child in charge of playing with the younger ones while I school the other ones.
    * One idea that looks neat that I haven’t tried is called Workboxes:

  • October 12, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    All admonitions against using the tv as a babysitter aside…Barney! If you want to use the bathroom in peace, or take a shower, Barney is your friend!
    In moderation, of course.

  • October 13, 2009 at 1:19 am

    My 4 year old begs to do “school” with the others. He feels so big because this year I let him start the Primer of Math U See. I figured even if we did 1/2 of it, we’d have a jump start on next year. He loves to watch the Math Guy videos, and he really feels as if he’s a part of school along with his older siblings. He has learned a lot and is already on lesson 8! When you start early, there is no pressure to finish the book. 🙂

  • October 13, 2009 at 1:54 am


    Workboxes are neat. I made up some a few years ago (before they were called workboxes). I need to switch them around to give him something new to work with.

    Thanks for your good ideas. 🙂

  • October 13, 2009 at 1:56 am

    We are a happy family! 🙂

  • October 13, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Good idea Marti. Trenton does love doing ‘school’ with the girls.

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