Updated Toddler Learning Play Space Organization|Fall 2019

Hey friends!

I’m giving y’all TWO blog posts in one night sense I have not blogged in such a long time and apparently still awake 🤷🏾‍♀️. I also uploaded an updated vlog of what my home school space looks like right now. In that vlog (link at the end of this blog post), I also share with y’all my future plans for Tripp’s play corner.

I absolutely love our little homeschool learning space. It works perfectly for us and there is enough space for another friend to join too. I wanted to share our happy corner to show other parents that you don’t need a “homeschool room” to do homeschool. My little corner can be turned into a kindergarten or a high school learning space. If you stick with the basics and don’t get overwhelm with what others have you will be successful. I hope this inspires you to look at your home differently and incorporate a learning space for your child(ren).

I decided to write a quick blog post, to share with y’all some of the links to the items that were mentioned in that vlog. You know I always LOVE to share pictures of my little guy 🥰. So if you are interested in any of my homeschool or play space must have items check out the list below.

Before I share the list a lot of the items were purchased at the Target bullseye aera and the Dollar store at the beginning of the school year. Those items I will not be able to link. Its so important to shop early and think ahead when it comes to school supplies.

Okay so those are the items that I can remember that have links for. Let me know in the comments if I missed any in the comments below and I’ll do my best to add them.

What did you think of my updated learning space? Let me know in the comments below.

XO,

Marion

Toddler Homeschool Routine

Good evening friends! How have you been? Yes it’s been awhile sense I wrote a blog post, but it’s been busy and sick over here in Marionland.

Today I want to discuss my toddler homeschool routine that has been working well for my family. If you are new to the my blog, WELCOME my name is Marion and I have a two year old son who I stay home with part time. I’ve done a bunch of homeschool related blog posts already here on this blog and would LOVE for y’all to check those out.

I like to keep things simple for my son and encourage a lot of play through learning versus having him do a bunch of sit down work. I have our monthly goals and daily activities written on a white board but we don’t follow them to a “T”. I rather use it as a guide to help us stay focus, and remind me of the various activities that Tripp and I can do.

The main things that we do almost everyday is;

Circle time:

  • Morning message
  • Calendar
  • Learning basket
  • Songs (months of the year, days of the week, ABC’S, and colors)
  • Bible story & prayer
  • Educational activities (math, literacy, and hand writing)
  • Art

Outings/ Field trips:

  • Library
  • Trampoline park
  • Park & nature walk
  • Children’s museum
  • Music class
  • Playdates
  • Indoor playgrounds

I’ve talked about what exactly Tripp and I do for most of these activities listed above in pervious blog posts, however I’m more then willing to do an updated blog post if y’all are interested. I could go over everything in one post, versus doing several little posts.

Unless we are sick or the weather is really gross I make it a point to go outside at least once a day. I found local mom groups on Facebook that I try to meet up with at least once at week. Above 👆🏾 shared our favorite places that we like to go have fun at during the week. On Thursdays we try to meet up with a close friend at their house, or they will come over to our house to play. I think its good for Tripp to learn how to share his own toys, and how to share other toys when he goes to his friend house.

That’s pretty much it! That’s our toddler homeschool| routine. Nothing fancy or over the top. Line I mentioned early in this blog post, I like to keep things simple. I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you can be notified via email when I upload another blog post. I promise I won’t brother you too much. LOL What’s your homeschool routine? Let’s share ideas in the comments section below.

xo,

Marion

2019 Back to School| Homeschool Learning Room Set up| Tot School Edition

Hey friends!

Today I’m sharing my long awaited homeschool room tour. This was put together for under $200 dollars!!! Please don’t go broke designing a homeschool space for your child. I have a list of the items that you see in this blog post at the end.

The chair is from IKEA and the bookshelf I found on Amazon.

I cannot find the exact plastic storage bin that I have to link for y’all. If you go to Target or Walmart you will probably find something similar in the college dorm section. I was able to link a similar bin down below.

Below is a list of links to everything that I could find that I mentioned in this blog post.

IKEA table & two chairs

IKEA paint easel

IKEA arm chair

Dorm Storage Bin

Amerzon Bookshelf

2019 Back to School Series| Tot- Homeschool Edition

Good afternoon friends! I am so excited to share my very 1st back to school series!!

Below are a list of homeschool related blog posts that I have already written that you are welcome to check out. Come back throughout this week to see other blog posts that has been added to this list.

Homeschool Mamas that Inspire Me

Back to School Haul & Tips

Shapes and Colors Flashcard Photobook

Why I am Homeschooling my Son

Homeschool Room Tour

Morning basket

Toddler Curriculum Choices

Click on the link below to check out my other homeschool related content.

Fun Educational Activities & Homeschool ideas

I also want to let you know that I save all of my toddler homeschool related content in my Instagram highlights called Tot- School. I post on Instagram almost daily. If you want to get a sneak peek in what we are doing follow me @marionlovenotes.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Please feel free to ask any questions and leave any suggestions of what you like to do with your toddlers in the comments down below.

xo,

Marion

5 Indoor Activities that You Can do With Your Toddler on a Rainy Day

Good morning friends!

How are y’all doing today? I’m feeling really productive today which makes me super excited for this weekend! Today we are going to talk about screen free rainy day activities that you can do with your toddler.

I honestly love staying home on a rainy day. My perfect rainy day agenda would include me sleeping in, sewing, binge watching YouTube, taking a long hot bath while reading a book, etc.. however that doesn’t work for a part- time stay at home mom with a toddler.

Below is a list of my favorite top 5 rainy day screen free toddler activities;

1.)Indoor Trampoline park

*In the vlog below you will see me taking my son to Sky Zone which is a indoor trampoline park in my area. We like to go during Toddler time so he didn’t have to worry about the big kids running into him. He loves running around and jumping on the trampoline. I get to jump on the trampoline too and get some exercising in while my son plays.

2.)Library

*Most libraries have some sort of story time and they also have a play space that’s appropriate for toddler age children. I love that the play space at my local library is close in so the kids can’t run off. I like to bring a book and read a couple chapters while my son plays.

3.)Mall Play Yard

*Best invention ever! My son loves to run around and climb on all the fun things that they have in the play space. I like to treat myself to almond pretzel and green tea before we go inside to play.

4.) Chick fila

*Do I really need to describe how awesome this place is? Nope I think y’all already know where I’m going with on this one.

5.) Dance Party

*To be completely honest we do this All of the time. We love using Alexa or our record player to play music and DANCE! Its good for you and your toddler to move around and its always fun to be silly. We like to dance with scarves in our home.

I hope y’all enjoyed watching us have fun at the trampoline park. I hope those 5 tips were helpful to y’all too as well. Let me know in the comments what do you do with your kids on a rainy day.

xo,

Marion