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Tot School

If your household is anything like ours at The Unlikely Homeschool, you probably have at least one little Tot desiring to be apart of the homeschool "fun" each day. At times, I need an encouraging reminder to make a conscious effort to include a little Tot school into our schedule. In reality, although I definitely embrace my ministry calling to homeschool my children, I can not let that get in the way of my first and most important ministry...motherhood. In the busyness of teaching pronouns and times tables, I never want to view my littlest of Littles as a nuisance or pre-occupation. Some intentional effort on my part to include him at the "school table" goes a long way to bolster our relationship as well as secure some sanity to our day.

During the 2011-2012 school year, I put together a series called Tuesday's Tot Trio. Every Tuesday, showed Greased Lightning, my then two-year-old tot, introducing three toddler friendly and BUDGET friendly "school" activities. And here are ALL 15 in one convenient spot!

To see each post in it's entirety, click on the "Tot Trio" just below the photo collage.


  1. Some great ideas that I will use for my 2 yr old whilst schooling my other 3. She'll love doing these things! Thanks!

  2. Saving this page! It will come in handy this year.,

  3. Thank you so much!! This will be awesome to look back at and get ideas from. I'm looking hard into homeschooling my now 2 year old.

  4. I just looked through all of these and got some great ideas! Thank you so much! I did want to let you know that the link for #12 is incorrect - it points to #11 instead.

  5. This is a great site, thanks so much for such a great blog... new to Tot School and loving your ideas! Thanks!


  6. HI, I really love the ideas and they are so needed! Side note, the link for #12 still points to #11. Thanks!