Taking the babies to playgroup, basketball games and my parents’ house just wasn’t cutting it. They needed more structure to their learning (don’t get me wrong, I fully support learning through play but it was time to help them explore their interests by teaching them outside of play time). So I decided to create more of a preschool environment at our house. It has gone quite well and I’d like to share it with YOU!
Each week I plan activities in the following categories:
- Bible — A story from our toddler Bible that ties in with our theme for the week.
- Arts & Crafts — Projects that focus on coloring, cutting, glueing and whatever else can make my house junky. =)
- Language — These are the words and letters I want to focus on for my son.
- Math/Science — We are concentrating on things like the seasons, weather, calendar, numbers, counting and sorting but I do throw in some harder concepts every now and then (like sinking & floating with pumpkins).
- Reading — These are the books I use to give us information on our theme.
- Cooking — I’ve found that cooking is not only a great way to teach my children patience but also helps with counting and using simple words and signs so I try to include cooking activities a few times each week.