Homeschooling a two to three year old may sound a bit premature. However, if your little one is showing an interest in learning, this can be the perfect time to begin. While this post will primarily showcase what a week of homeschooling can look like, I also have a post detailing everything that you need to begin homeschooling your toddler. You can find those tools and resources here.

At 1 1/2, my son loved learning shapes, colors, and letters. It was at this point that I realized how quickly children learn and retain information. Because of this, I did a good bit of research on homeschooling toddlers, and we began carving out fifteen to thirty minutes a day to do “school time.” However, we didn’t always do our school time at his little table and chairs. We often did school time as we grabbed lunch at Roly Poly or Chick-Fil-A or while we wandered through the zoo. The beauty of homeschool is that every experience can be an educational experience. While we began having a bit more of a structured time when Ryman turned two, we still embrace every outing as a learning experience. We use the colors and shapes of everyday items around us to apply what he’s learned and to make sure that his education is more than just memorization of a particular image. We practice our letters by sounding out the objects around us and figuring out what letter they begin with. We discover new animals and the sounds that they make. At 2 1/2, we now utilize anywhere from forty-five minutes to two hours in the morning to do our homeschool routine. Below, I’ll include a sample daily schedule from our first week of homeschooling. This schedule changes from week to week. Some days we focus more on learning through play. Some days we learn on the go as we clean the house and run errands. At this age, it’s very easy to make adjustments and to create a positive learning experience despite your location or to do list.

There are five basic things that I include in every homeschool day, regardless of our curriculum plans: Scripture memory, a time of worship, updating our calendar, practicing the spelling of his name, and learning a Spanish word or phrase. Even if we’re skipping a day of lessons, we still incorporate these five things into our day, whether it be in the car, at lunch, or while we’re playing outside. Schooling doesn’t have to be a formal , sit-down lesson.

We begin each day with Scripture memorization and worship songs, while eating breakfast, getting dressed, and brushing our teeth. After, we go over our calendar and the spelling of his name. The rest of our schedule varies, but I will include a sample week below.

Basic Schedule Based on Age:

18 Months-2 Years-

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday- School

Tuesday and Thursday- Play Dates, Zoo Trips, Errands, Appointments, and Cleaning

2-3 Years-

Monday-Thursday-School

Friday- Play Dates, Zoo Trips, Errands, Appointments, and Cleaning

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday:

  • Worship Music (on the way to grab donuts)
  • Verse Memorization (review John 16:33 and Genesis 1:1 / teach 2 Timothy 1:7)
  • Calendar Time (day, month, season, and weather)
  • Name Spelling Puzzle
  • Play Break (train time)
  • Peanut Elephant Game (teach uppercase and lowercase letter identification)
  • Highway Letters (practice tracing letters with trains and cars)
  • Hands on Learning Play Break (review counting skills with car, train, airplane, and boat counters)
  • The Good and the Beautiful Lesson (the letter A)
  • Spanish (learn two new expressions)
  • Fine Motor Skill Play Break (Mr. Potato Head and blocks)
  • Jesus Storybook Bible (read about creation and discuss)
  • Lunch
  • Nap / Clean House and Get Work Done

Tuesday:

  • Verse Memorization (review John 16:33, Genesis 1:1, and 2 Timothy 1:7 while eating breakfast)
  • Worship Music (Listener Kids Worship on Youtube)
  • Calendar Time (day, month, season, and weather)
  • Name Spelling Puzzle
  • Play Break (train time)
  • The Good and the Beautiful Uppercase and Lowercase Review Game
  • Spanish (learn to express emotions in Spanish)
  • Highway Letters (practice tracing letters with trains and cars)
  • Jesus Storybook Bible (read about the fall / sin and discuss)
  • Lunch
  • Play Outside
  • Nap / Clean House and Get Work Done

Wednesday:

  • Verse Memorization (review John 16:33, Genesis 1:1, and 2 Timothy 1:7 while eating breakfast)
  • Worship Music (Listener Kids Worship on Youtube)
  • Calendar Time (day, month, season, and weather)
  • Name Spelling Puzzle
  • Play Break (train time)
  • The Good and the Beautiful Flip Chart (uppercase and lowercase letters a-f / identify animals beginning with letters a-f)
  • The Good and the Beautiful Uppercase and Lowercase Review Game
  • Fine Motor Skill Hedgehog Play Break (identifying colors and numbers 1-12 while utilizing fine motor skills)
  • Spanish (review from the past two days)
  • Jesus Storybook Bible (read about Noah and the flood and discuss)
  • Highway Letters (practice tracing letters with trains and cars)
  • Get Ready and Grab Lunch
  • Pick Up Grocery Order
  • Nap / Clean House and Get Work Done

Thursday:

  • Verse Memorization (review John 16:33, Genesis 1:1, and 2 Timothy 1:7 while eating breakfast)
  • Worship Music (Listener Kids Worship on Youtube)
  • Calendar Time (day, month, season, and weather)
  • Name Spelling Puzzle
  • Spanish (review Spanish expressions again from Monday and Tuesday)
  • Bible (review Bible stories from the week)
  • Toddler Learning Folder (review numbers 1-20, colors, shapes, letters, and more)
  • Play Outside
  • Lunch
  • Nap / Clean House and Get Work Done

Friday:

  • Verse Memorization (review John 16:33, Genesis 1:1, and 2 Timothy 1:7 while eating breakfast)
  • Field Trip Day (visit family and make a trip to the zoo)

It’s my hope that this sample schedule will encourage you and equip you to begin your own homeschooling journey. I’ve also linked resources for basic curriculum, Bible study, foreign language, learning through play, educational apps, and basic supplies here. Drop a comment below with any questions or even to say hello. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your homeschooling success.