My daughters and I have enjoyed reading books and completing science experiments together this past summer. We do a lot of learning activities at home since we homeschool, but children who aren’t homeschooled can also have fun learning at home throughout the year.
I recently assembled a list of over 100+ fun learning activities for preschoolers and toddlers to do at home for Hands On As We Grow, which has now been published.
Even though I still do some activities with my daughters during the summer, I use our summer break as a time to sort through all of the curriculum I used with my daughters the previous school year, get rid of school items we no longer need, reorganize our school cupboard, decide what subjects and curriculum to use for the upcoming school year, purchase needed supplies and curriculum, print necessary paperwork, and come up with a schedule for at least the first few weeks of our upcoming school year.
I include my daughters in some of the decisions by creating a list of questions for them to answer at the end of the school year. Some questions include:
- What did you like best about last year?
- What didn’t you like about last year?
- What would you like to learn more about?
- What would you like to do the same as last year?
- What would you like to do differently?
- What is your favorite subject?
- What is your least favorite subject?
Kids learn in so many different ways and enjoy different topics, so these questions help me understand what is or isn’t working for each of my daughters.
School will be begining again soon for us, and I’m eager to see what at-home activities and lessons we will be able to accomplish this year.
What at-home learning activity have you enjoyed?