I stumbled on this idea last week and wanted to save it for my post about my Little Bitty Learners. I have been trying to figure out a simple way to do more (planned) activities with the twins (almost 2). I am visual. If something is hidden away, I will forget about it. So, when I saw this idea, I thought it was amazing and just the solution that I needed. It would allow me to plan ahead, be organized, and have a visual reminder of activities that I wanted to do with the twins.
I want to introduce you to the idea of the Tot Basket. It is not my idea. It came from here – What’s In The Basket? I am thinking that the basket could be changed out weekly or daily depending on how quickly the twins caught on to the activities (or bored of them).
Yesterday, I was doing some organizing (and it sure felt good)…
I found a nice wicker basket for the homeschool catalogs (it is the season for those), magazines (Writer’s Digest and Acts and Facts, if you must know!), and books (those are a secret) that I will be writing reviews for soon. That certainly looks better than a messy pile. Trust me, it made grandma happy.
I also re-purposed another wicker basket and put it in the center of our new (to us) dining room table. I put it on a thick place mat so it does not scrap the surface of the table (just in case you were worried it would). In that basket, I put the newly created binders and all of our workbooks etc for the rest of the term. Everything fit perfectly. The basket looks great.
Okay, so all of that to tell you this… I have a cute (adorable is more like it) wicker basket with a handle that I found (another re-purpose job) and I am going to use it for the twins Tot Basket. I am going to fill it with activities just for them. It is sitting on a shelf (in plain site) right beside our telephone (I can’t miss it). I will pull it down when I have a few minutes and we can do an activity together.
Have a look at my post that was filled with ideas of activities for toddlers.
What do you do for your younger children? How do you include them in your homeschooling?