When you have a new baby homeschooling gets turned upside down. Which if you ask me is more they worth it. When it comes time to get back to business a baby carrier is a life saver. Only there comes a time when baby no longer wants to spend hours strapped to your chest. When that time comes instead of wondering what kind of trouble the baby is getting into we bring the new student into our day. With our new preschool program Mother Goose Time bringing baby into our day is easier than ever. Just look at that smile.
Plan activities that work for babies. When planning your homeschool consider that you will have a baby with you during the day. With a bit of mindfulness you can adjust projects to fit your baby as well. Take out choking hazards, swap markers for crayons and enjoy the day.
When you need to work with older kids and give baby bear a baby safe project to work on in the high chair. Things like Edible Finger Paints and scrap paper they can enjoy ripping and crumpling are great high chair activities for your Homeschool Baby.
- Sensory play activities like sensory bins and ball pits are great learning activities for your youngest students.
- Read, read, read, and for good measure read some more.
- Adopt planned lessons to fit your baby by removing choking hazards.
- Take materials you have for older children to make activity trays for the high chair.
Find a program made for babies and toddlers. This time around we are using Mother Goose Time which has a great baby and toddler add- on supplement that parents can use to make the program fit their youngest “students” needs and encourage growth.
This is our third Homeschool Baby and compared to the first the babies that start young really see benefit. I have had people assume that doing school with baby is harder but, the truth is when you include baby in your homeschool you are keeping your baby happy and stimulated leaving you with less time spent calming a cranky baby. Or wondering what they are getting into. Speaking of…mine is chasing a chicken…