I've been lurking a bit and wanted to say "Howdy!"
I consider myself and eclectic/relaxed homeschooler. Yes, I know my kids are 9mos & 3.5, but we're definitely homeschooling! As in, they're at home and not in daycare/preschool. Does that count?
Our curriculum: (if you can call it that!)
We read books and DS has a few computer games he plays on occasion. We don't have network TV or cable, but we rent nature movies and Dora/Diego kind of stuff. I'm learning Spanish from them! We sign some. I have a sign dictionary, so we don't know the proper ASL grammer yet. DS is all about animals, so we get National Geographic Little Kids and Your Big Backyard for him. I end up reading those things a million times!! At the library he loves the nature books, Eyewitness books, Magic Schoolbus books and the story books, too. At night he and Papa watch "How It's Made" on YouTube before bed! Also, my MIL gave us the Abeka K5 and 1st grade curricula.
DS would love to "art" every day, but I'm not up for the mess.
I like the idea of art on Fridays. I may pick a day of the week, and rotate supplies with the weeks. Hm, I could print a calender and work on days of the weeks and schedules.... *where's that bright idea smilie!?!*
I would also like to work on getting him more physical outlets, maybe I could schedule that, too....
I feel a little guilty. When DS was 9 months he had my complete and undivided attention! I did nothing but work with him, teach him, etc. With DD, not so much. I'm working part-time now, and when I am home, I have a three year old to deal with! He's definitely the squeaky wheel of the two. I have to remind myself even to read to her every day. She hears me read to DS, but his books are clearly not as engiaging to her!
Any thoughts on how to educate the baby while educating a 3yo? Maybe I should just relax? LOL! I'm partly upset that I just found out my friend's baby (who is younger!) is signing please. I haven't even shown DD please yet!! I've only done food and milk! While I know it's not a compitition and I shouldn't compare, I still feel guilty!!!
Sorry so long, and thanks for letting me jump in!!