Preschool Teaching Tools For Toddlers

Preschool Teaching Tools For ToddlersLast week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare.  I am sure that he will miss  his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church.  He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy.  I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Home Preschool Program” and he responded, “Yes”.  My goal is to keep him entertained so that he isn’t spending all of his time sitting in front of the television and watching television.  I spent some time this weekend looking for some tools so that I could continue teaching my son new things.  I also wanted to find some new activities to keep him entertained so that he doesn’t get too bored.  As I was out shopping, I found some great tools and fun activities for us to do.

Disclosure:  All opinions in this post are 100% my own and may differ from you own opinions.

This week we are starting an at home preschool curriculum and have come up with a schedule that is similar to his daycare routine.  I know that young children love having a routine.  In fact, most young children and toddlers thrive on a set schedule.  My schedule is intended to be a guide so that my day doesn’t run away from me and so that I can continue writing and working on other projects.

Here are some of the great tools that I picked up over the weekend:

  • Shapes and Colors Flash Cards
  • Site Words Flash Cards
  • Animals Flash Cards
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Play-Doh
  • Bubbles
  • Shaving Cream
  • Write on alphabet workbook
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Cotton Balls
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Daily Devotional for Young Children
  • Kids Music
  • Pinterest for Craft Ideas
  • Internet to Find Daily Preschool Activities and Craft Ideas

I am excited for this new opportunity and can’t wait to share some of the new and exciting things that we will be doing at home in addition to my normal blogging habits.  I am excited and nervous for this new transition.

What are your favorite preschool teaching tools?

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14 Responses

  1. I am just starting to work on this for my son. I would love to hear about what you are doing for your schedule. I am struggling with how to do that. Can’t wait to see what all you will be doing and compare notes.

  2. This post is so timely for me, I’m glad I saw it at vB.

    My son is 28 months old, I’m already planning our homeschool space and the things that I will be needing to start with.

    If you don’t mind me asking, why did you decide to pull him out of daycare?

    I, on the other hand, was actually thinking of maybe putting him to playschool for a year or two then we start homeschool. What do you think?

    • Christy says:

      The daycare helped my son quite a bit and that is the reason why I knew I needed to continue helping him learn. He turned two in May and he is very smart. The daycare helped with structure.

  3. Andrea says:

    Good luck! And have fun!

  4. Cynthia says:

    It sounds like you and your son will have a great experience. I am excited to read more about your journey with the at home preschool curriculum. Very excited for you.

  5. Lexie Lane says:

    I’m really curious about the shaving cream. All sounds really great. I guess there really isn’t anything you can’t use as a teaching tool, right?

    • Christy says:

      I sprayed a small amount of shaving cream onto his high chair tray and let him play in it. He loved playing in it at daycare and wanted to implement some of the things he enjoyed.

  6. Camesha says:

    I am taking my kids of out day care next month and bringing them home with me. This post was right on time. I’ll be using some of your ideas to get us moving. Thanks!

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