to be spread out.
So I will be rethinking the
activities I have planned. I am not going to worry about the standard norm children are suppose to learn, they have plenty of time in school for that, not that we won't be doing constructive learning,
just not so intense. Working on the social skills is going to be my
Today was a good example. I had counting mats, color matching, shape matches and sensory play with beads. They couldn't decide
what to do first and when they did it was barely used. So after 20 mins. of this I put a few things away, took out a big tub and dumped all the pipe cleaners, white and blue beads, fake snowflakes, snowflakes erasers, snowmen pendants, empty water bottles, put it on the floor and played. I set Buddy in the bouncy chair beside me and joined them.
What a difference on the concentration. As I played with sensory tub the Little Hands stayed put. We would talk about what we were doing and sing our song. Dolly even figured out that the snowflake easers can go on pipe cleaners. Before I knew it time flew by. Dolly would get up and play peek-a-boo with Buddy.
I was getting myself worked up over "Am I doing enough" with the children as I was planning my curriculum for the year. I do do a lot with them and for some reason I thought I had to do more. I spend valuable time with them. Reading a story, playing one matching game, talking and having them help me do chores. This learning is just as important as the ABC's and 123's.
So to someone walking in this might not seem like learning to you but to young children it is. A good day of laughter fills the heart.