If you’re homeschooling or not, once a child becomes mobile it’s look out world! Image

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. Image

Even if you’re not homeschoolers, getting your child ready for a more formal education can start very young. Image

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! Image

Depending on how messy you’re willing to let things get, there is little to no supervision for this activity. Image

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! Image

Have fun!


2 thoughts on “Salterrific!

  1. Megan, making messes is so hard for most moms. Glad you are so loosey goosey about such things. I can’t believe how big your baby is.

    1. Actually mess making drives me nuts! But I think it’s good for them so I am slowly becoming “loosey goosey” as the years pass….at least you know that there is an explanation behind my messy house now! Love you and miss you!

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