For the Littles

I don’t have time for a long post of ideas…so I’m trying to get some little people ideas up here for you as I see them. Here’s one of them:

This is the littlest in a kiddie-pool that I bought for $5 and some counting bears and a few bowls.  (It’s hard to find kiddie pools out-of-season, but I did a quick check and you can still find inexpensive ones at Amazon…so check around!)  She enjoys all sorts of activities in here!  It isn’t out all the time – I keep it tucked in our Montessori closet when not in use.  I bring it out when I really need the help in offering my toddler a focused activity.  I got this fantastic idea first from Mary Ellen Barrett’s article, Toddler School, in the Spring 2010 issue of mater et magistra!  For more of Mary Ellen’s fantastic ideas for the littles, grab a cup of tea and listen to her FREE webinar available at Homeschool Connections: Toddler School – How to Prevent Disruption and Destruction and keep the Wee Ones Engaged

I’ll try to post more of our toddler ideas as I can!  Until then, go enjoy Mary Ellen’s great ideas!

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  1. You suggested this to me in an email and I haven't tried it but after weeks of interruptions I think I might go ahead and give it a try. I love it when you give suggestions. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for posting this! I'm homeschooling a Kindergartener with a two year old running around. He is still not very good at sitting still and listening to a story. I am going to listen to the webcast.

  3. I love this idea. I am homeschooling a Kindergartner and have a 3 year old and an 18 month old running around destroying and dumping things! Having a place for them to be able to work that is confined but not restrictive is so great! I cant wait to try this!

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