Real aloud time is not just for fiction! Young children love stories and if you give them something to do while you read out loud to them, they’re likely to listen all afternoon. Coloring, playing simple games, legos, or blocks are great ways to keep hands busy while ears listen.
One of the books my sons liked when they were little was “Mathematicians are People, too!” There are loads of stories in these books that bring mathematicians and other scientists to life for kids long before they ever can understand the concepts they invented or discovered. Go check them out!
By the way, I’m not making money on clicks or Amazon sales. I’m just sharing things I’ve found great over the past ten years of home educating my kids!