From the toddler stage to about 3 is definitely a perfect time to start integrating your child into your homeschooling world. Then they are already used to the routine and have all their basic knowledge base to build on.
My goal is to share an idea a week on some of the fun learning things we’ve done that are great for the “pre-school” age child but also even older children like to join in on. Recently we did “Salt drawings”, which our whole group liked but my pre-schooler (2 yrs old) loved!
Simply pour about 1-2 cups of salt on a rimmed cookie sheet and let them practice writing letters, their name, shapes, numbers…. You can play guessing games of what others are drawing or just let them feel and explain the texture and experiment with shaping and building with the salt. If you’re not in for the mess you can also put about 1 cup of salt in a gallon-size Ziploc bag and seal it and lay it flat on the table and let them draw that way. Though personally, as frustrating as it can be at times, I think more learning gets done with a bit of mess making!