I felt that yesterday provided too much structured time. Even though we only spent < 30 minutes on the planned schooling activity, there was barely time in the day for free play (probably only two hours?). So today my goal was free play.
In the morning we met a dear friend and her darling boys for a romp at the local farm. Cute animals, fresh sunshine, and good friends was what we all needed!
After lunch we read from our chapter book and a few more picture books, as usual. Then the girls played for about an hour before leaving for speech class.
After snack, we did our geography activity. Both girls have not had a good understanding that their city is in their state is in their country, etc. So I found this activity floating around pinterest, and it was perfect!
And of course, we will have to update it when we eventually move (we have been
patiently anxiously awaiting a move by my husband’s job), but that will be a good introduction to the new location.
By the way, every time we sit down to do an activity with drawing/writing, etc, the baby is all over the place, climbing on the table, eating markers/crayons, trying to rip paperwork from her sisters, etc. I distract her with something, and then 5 minutes she’s crying again. I plan on giving her lots of busy bag activities when she is a little older, but she is too young for most of them now. I suppose I can do schoolwork while she is napping, but that is usually our “down-time”. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that the household isn’t “serene”; a lot of times the baby is frustrated and crying, or a big sister is having a tantrum, or whatever! It’s just life with young children.
Then we played legos together (I also wanted to just sit down today and play with my girls, I definitely don’t do this enough!). We will head outside soon for more play and relaxation, until dinner time with Dada.