My toddler and I need more structure in our day, then just doing dishes and laundry!

Gwyn - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son is 19 mnths old and I would like to teach him more things at home.....can you please give me ideas on what to do at home and some examples of the structure he should have.


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Heidi - posted on 11/24/2009




Actviities I did for Thanksgiving. are: cupcake with ch. icing and candy corn to make turkeys, we did handprint turkey feathers and a foot print for the turkey. I have a few kits I got on many blessings we have there are foam. We will also paint some indian corn one day. I get most of my idea off the internet, jsut google: thanksgiving activities for preschoolers or what ever

Heidi - posted on 11/24/2009




HI, I am a working stay at home mom that homeschools. I babysit my sisters three children whom live with us and do preschool with the two three year olds. When we get up we and get dressed brush teeth, eat breakfast and then they get cartoon for a little while. When TV gets turn off we pull out some toys to play with until lunch. After lunch they get a small movie while I clean up and feed the baby. I then to preschool with the two three year olds. We lean letters and their sounds, shapes, numbers and directions. We sing a lot of songs and read a lot of books. Then when their parenst get home they take a nap. After nap we have a snack and then I homeschool my son until dinner. bought a lesson plans from A Beka Books.After dinner each child gets to pick what they would like to do,blocks, movie,a craft, books, a game. Then it is baths and music time. Then as the younger three are in bed, my son gets one hour of video games if he has been good.

This is what we strive for each day it does not always happen. You can learn and teach in any setting. Just have fun and they will not know they are even learning.

Crystal - posted on 11/24/2009




You could even do some fun art projects together. Daddies and grandparents love handmade gifts for Christmas. For Thanksgiving I got red (washable) paint and my daughter made a bunch of hand prints. Then I cut them out and glued green pipecleaners to them to make "flowers". I was going to use green foot prints for leaves but my daughter refused to put her feet in the paint. lol. I put them into a "bouquet" and sent them to the grandparents. They loved it! For Christmas we are going to make handprint wreaths. :)

Jaime - posted on 11/24/2009




children love routine! my son loves knowing what to expect!! Things that my son helps me with. He gets his own diapers, and takes the wipes out while I am changing him. He helps me clean his room 2 times a day (before nap and before bed). Every time that I go to the bathroom he goes with me and sits down on his potty (he has actually gone a few times, but we are not potty training-- he is not ready for that). And after we go potty, we both wash our hands. I vacuum every other day, and he has his own vacuum so he helps, and we play vacuum bump (very fun). Same deal with sweeping, only every day! He likes to wipe off the coffee table while I wipe the dining room table. When we are not going to be home, the day before he will put the water bottles in the fridge for us. He also makes his bed in the morning and after nap. We read several books a day, and always at the same time of day, and we take a bath before bed. We have our routine pretty well down, but all the things that he does are optional, I don't make him, I just do it, and he joins in! Other than that I think he is too little for anything like real chores.

Melissa - posted on 11/24/2009




Well my son turned 2 in Sept and We play Memory, we play with his blocks..I ask him what the animal or letter is. We go for walks if we can. He takes a nap everyday around 12 or 1 for about 2-3 hours. We dance together! he loves it! Some days we go to the playground or look around at the stores and I try to get him around other kids!

Jennifer - posted on 11/24/2009




Have you looked into a mother's group in your area. That is a good way for you to get out of the house and for him to play with other kids.

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