Toddlers are naturally wanting to be independent and are always on the go.
But they aren’t always channeling their energy and desire for independence the right way.
Let’s discuss that a little bit.
First of all, we give toddlers and preschoolers too littler credit.
To be completely honest, we “baby” them too much.
By this, I mean that they are capable of doing a lot more than we think they can, with proper training, of course.
Homeschooling a Toddler
Toddlers and preschoolers are amazing!
They go from completely helpless and 100% dependent tiny creatures as infants and babies to bigger, older, creative people.
And boy, are the curious?!
- They are curious about everything that is in the world around them.
- They love to explore.
- They push, pull, run around, hide and talk your ear off.
- Toddlers and preschoolers are definitely living life at 100%.
- They are often called “little sponges” because they are always absorbing everything that is to learn around their world.
And because this is such a great open window to introduce some great things their age, we DEFINITELY want to take advantage.
Introducing: Unique Characteristics in Toddlers Printable List
This printable list will open your eyes to so many possibilities!
That is why I made this list for you.
It is two lists in one, actually.
Let’s start with getting to know who your toddler (or preschooler) is, in general.
There are many overlapping characteristics for children in this age range.
You will realize that their attention span is short in young children, so keep the learning activities short and sweet.
As a busy homeschooling mom, I will already assume that you are happy that I mentioned this.
No spending hours and hours planning lessons!
-> When you get our printable lists below, you will see that one includes unique characteristics for toddlers and preschoolers.
This is helpful because you will get to know them better.
-> It will point out things that maybe you hadn’t noticed or didn’t know they are actually a hidden gem.
The first list shows you a bunch of unique characteristics that most toddlers have.
-> This will give you peace of mind to know that you are not the only one with an “odd” toddler.
And it will also open your eyes to know that there are so many things that are in the “normal” range for toddlers and offer them more grace through this bumpy phase in life.
Independent Skills in Toddlers
The second list gives you 3 whole pages of ideas and things that toddlers (and preschoolers) can accomplish independently (or almost independently).
Some of these activities will require training, of course, because toddlers have never done some of these things alone before.
I think you will love this list because you can use it in many ways.
Toddler Curriculum Free Printable
This isn’t officially a curriculum, per se, but since homeschooling a toddler isn’t as formal as actual school, you can definitely use these lists as a guide to help you know what to focus on with your little one!
Montessori Homeschool Curriculum for Toddler
If you are familiar with The Montessori Method, you will be happy to know that this is a great list that goes almost parallel to Montessori’s Practical Life activities and focus skills.
You can use this Montessori curriculum for toddlers free PFD file as a basic list to get your started.
But this won’t end here! I am excited to share a wonderful set of activities that you can do with me to foster independence in your toddler.
Many of you have messaged me telling me that you homeschool and that it is so hard to homeschool your older kids when you have a toddler or a preschooler on tow.
Do not worry!
The Homeschooling a Toddler with Printables Online Course is here.
Grab it before the price goes up!
I think you will find it the answer to this and other problems!