Samantha - posted on 10/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hello out there Mommies! I have a question for all of you. I'm trying to implement a routine for my very active 4 year old son. We get up, have breakfast, brush teeth, feed animals, have playtime, clean up time, get ready for school and much more! He goes to a special pre-school (as he has a speech delay which causes behavioral issues) for 3 hours a day, has quiet time when he gets home, then helps his sister with her chores. He also helps me cook dinner. Then it's a bit of down time, shower, teethbrush, story, then finally bed. I'm not trying to micro-manage our time, but I am a stay-at-home/college mommy, and it is extremely beneficial for my son to have a set routine; this way he knows what to expect/what is expected from him, for him that equals security. my question to you is what else would you add? We can be very efficient when we follow a schedule, and that leaves us with a little extra time between activities that I do not want to spend sitting around and watching t.v. or something. Please keep in mind this is a VERY active 4 year old and has the attention span of a goldfish. I guess I'm not looking for activities, but maybe things he could be involved with/take responsibility for (he already picks his clothes for school/snacks, etc.) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!