Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Homeschooling with a Toddler

Many homeschooling moms throughout the ages have dealt with the same conundrum: It's not easy to keep a toddler busy while schooling your older children. Considering toddlers have the attention span of a gnat and older children aren't much better, it's no surprise there's an ongoing battle! One way I've handled it is to come to terms with letting Selah make a mess in a somewhat controlled environment if it buys me some time to focus on her siblings.

One day, I set her up in the kitchen with dry Kix cereal and various cooking utensils and just let her go at it!

She spent over half an hour pouring the cereal from one container to the other, dropping them in the funnel to see them fall from the other end, scooping them up with spoons ...

... and every good cook knows that you taste along the way!

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