How can you include everyone? Maybe instead of separating everyone as much, it’s time to consider how how you can embrace more of a family-style approach to homeschooling.

How to Keep Younger Siblings Busy

At the start of the morning, provide the younger children with plenty of hands-on attention (hugs and kisses) with the intention of filling their “love tanks”.

Here’s where you can read your Bible passage, a science book, or a history read-aloud  yes, with those little ones right there with you.

It’s amazing what little ones can learn during mealtime.

Do you have an itty bitty baby that still takes a midmorning or afternoon nap?

Use that time to engage in one on one instruction or learning activities with your older children.

Maybe your older children could work on an activity or project with the mommy’s helper while you engage with your younger kiddos.

Have you ever considered using a “Mommy’s Helper”?

Brainstorm about a similar approach to use while Daddy is home or the grandparents are visiting.


Rotating the bins can be a great way to keep kiddos engaged while you work with their sibling.

Have you considered putting together a variety of “Busy Boxes” to keep younger siblings busy?