Parenting tip: preschool activities at home
My girlfriend Kathleen took me to brunch last weekend as a belated birthday gift (is there anything in the world better than brunch with a best friend? No, there is not.) and we discussed Truett and how I pulled him out of his preschool. Although I'm pretty sure it was the right choice, he is at the age where being home with mama all day can also be boring. Kathleen said she ran into the same thing with her oldest - also a boy - who wasn't a good preschool candidate,but did need things to do during the day. Her solution was to do a preschool at home.
So I began thinking about what Truett and I could do at home on the days when he doesn't have a babysitter and time seems to streeeetch. I decided to do one special activity a day - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. It can be anything really, so long as it's fun, interesting, different.
This was our first week and it went something like this:
Tuesday: built a robot with cardboard boxes and duct tape. Our robot later became our guard robot Truett placed just outside the front door. Then yesterday he knocked off his head and then put him in the recycling bin, so, you know, you gotta be on your toes in this house.
Wednesday: built a rocket ship/house out of cardboard and duct tape. He and June both love it.
Thursday: played Scrabble. In other words, spelled the names of everyone in our family, lining them up carefully on the board. Did Sadie, Copper & last names too. Drove all the letters back into the velvet bag (letter trays as dump trucks, if you will).
It's not anything complicated, or even that time consuming, but enough that he has something interesting & different to do each day. Do you have cool games or projects you do with your kids? I'd love to hear more ideas because we're running out of boxes & duct tape ;)