mine are 18;8 & 6. Have fun, it is important to make it fun & enjoyable for all of them.
my boys are 11&9 and my girls are 6&2 im just starting out pulled them from school a couple days before x mas break and weve been de schooling now just waiting for our books to get here to start
My oldest is 6.5 (7 at the end of July) My middle is 2.5 (3 at the end of April), and I am due early June with girl #3.
For us, I created a craft/game closet. I put shelving all the way down/up and made the bottom two shelves all things my 2 year old could do on her own. Puzzles, crayons and coloring books, blocks, tinker toys, games. Then on the third shelf, I put things my 6 yo could do on her own. Construction paper, glue, her scissors (pushed way back), beads, play doh, cards, etc. The top two shelves are mine, or things they can't do without me. Difficult games, paint and paint brushes, my stickers, extra supplies.
This is a new thing for us, we've had it about a month, but it has been working amazingly well. The youngest one loves having her own shelf, but often wants "sissy's games". So it is nice that the older one has things they can do together when I am busy.
Now, when the baby comes, things may be different. LOL
Mine are 2,4 and 7 in two weeks.
Mine are DD11, DS7, DDS2 and DD5months. Nap times are good times to work on the 'hard stuff'. Include the preschooler when you can, it's amazing what they will pick up. 8)
Mine are 14 yo Eighth grader, 11yo 5th grader and 8 yo 3rd grader.
Jinx - Homeschooling Scout & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Brownie Heidi 4/03. Police wife to Joe and Alpha to my fur baby German Shepherd Spazz.
I'm not much help I only have one a 10 y.o. boy.
the ones ive graduated are 31, 29, 28 and 27 ,the kids im teaching now are 11,12, 13,14,14
when my kids were young they were always running around! hahahaha i just included them in what we were doing(baby i use one of those materical things), sometimes it was hard! but we survived! i had special toys or tapes and a playpen for the younger ones when i needed to teach the older ones a certain thing like phonics lessons, etc. training my little ones to play for a certain amount of time with the toys or ? i had for them helped a lot! also i took advantage of naps and night time! the little ones learned a lot from me just teaching the older one, its amazing what they pick up!
our homeschooling, so you can set the scene, you dont have to to it like the public schoools do! patience! and being constant!
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