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Toddler Lesson Plan January 2018-Present
I know you are probably saying to yourself, “GIRL!!!!! That is too much for a child. She’s only 3! ” The thing is, she knows her alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and speaks really well. She can articulate her thoughts and formulate sentences just fine. She is also able to read certain words due to me starting sight words when she was 4 months. I have been teaching LG since she was born.
The reason the lesson plan is formulated this way is because I wanted her to get comfortable with a school setting. Though I home school, I think its important she understands the concept of sitting still for an amount of time, or learning certain subjects throughout the day and then follow ups the next day. It was also important to me to introduce her to science and math at an early age.
If you look at the schedule, each subject is only for thirty minutes. That’s because I have learned LG’s learning habits and patterns. After about thirty minutes, she is ready to move to something else, as most 3 years olds.I also want to point out that I make each subject really fun for her. I do this by incorporating learning tools. I make sure that she doesn’t even know she’s learning lol.
We get started at 8:30 and finish by 12:30 which is 4 hours of dedicated learning time.
Please hear me when I say this: Some days I can get through a straight 4 hours with her fully attentive. Some days, LG doesn’t want to do school in the morning. These days, I don’t force here. She’s 3.
Instead, I offer a fun alternative teaching the same subject and then I re-introduce the lesson plan later in the day. Some days we have errands to run, so this schedule gets done in pieces throughout the day. Some days we have to have school on weekends because she was sick during the week. Some days she just doesn’t want to do counting. So we don’t do it that day. This schedule isn’t set in stone guys, but it is my template or what we try to work on every week. As she gets older, of course, it will change but I thought this was good to start with. I just wanted to give you guys an idea of what she is taught and introduced to on a daily basis.
Also, I should note that I use every opportunity to teach her. If we are at the grocery store shopping, I ask her what color is the egg carton. Is it hard or soft? Is it big or small. How many packets of salsa mix did mommy grab? Etc. And I always make sure to ask her, “What do you think about that? How do you feel about that? Do you feel happy, grateful angry, sad etc.?” It’s important to me that she is a part of her learning process. She needs to enjoy it for it to stick and for a passion to grow inside. I also just want her to know learning can be fun.
If you have any questions, send me a comment down below. I’ll definitely get back to you.