Struggling to keep preschoolers busy while homeschooling older children can be a task! This is exactly why we utilize a homeschool morning basket, workbooks, and other simple activities throughout our morning hours.
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When I first started homeschooling, one of the biggest things I had to tackle was how to fit in lessons and keep my young daughter busy while I spent time connecting with or teaching lessons to my older children.
My first solution was an easy one…
I simply tucked some into our homeschool morning basket for my daughter to work on while I worked with my boys on our bible lesson for the day. My daughter works in her workbook on the floor, while the boys and I hang out on the couch. Simple!
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Workbooks & Worksheets
Right now we are absolutely loving all things school zone for our morning basket, but we have also used a plethora of other preschool worksheets and workbooks over time.
I tend to keep a handful of our favorite workbooks in our morning basket at any given time.
I always suggest keeping multiple books available for your little one. Not only does this give your preschooler options, but it also helps them utilize their independence and develop those oh so important decision making skills!
My daughter absolutely loves this!
She simply picks the workbook that she wants to work in for the day, I give her instructions on the page and she gets to work completely on her own! Sometimes she will do one page in each workbook, other days she will just do 3-4 pages in a single workbook.
Flexibility is key.
A Homeschool Preschool
Workbook Top Choice…
My daughter just recently finished this Stickers workbook. She liked it so much I had to go buy 2 ore just like it!
This style of workbook is definitely a favorite for preschool in our home.
Preschool Workbook Options
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See a workbook with an *? Those are the workbooks we have worked through this year, so they are our TOP recommendations.
All other workbooks mentioned in this list are sister workbooks to the ones we have used, or are simply on our wish list for later!
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Why & When
to use Workbooks…
It’s important to understand that workbooks aren’t meant to be a stand alone curriculum. However, they can make a great supplement when used alongside other homeschool curriculum and curriculum aides!
I Typically Stick to Using Workbooks When…
- Teaching Older Children
- Working on a Task
- Making a Meal
Using workbooks during these busy moments is essential and they can help keep young preschoolers engaged just long enough for mom to complete the task at hand!
Other simple ways to fit them in? Try in between lessons or over lunch!
Having workbooks on hand is always a great option!
These particular ones have worked wonders for my daughter this past year and I always recommend them!
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