If you are able to stay at home with your children, I believe that you have been given a gift! Most women devote themselves to providing for their families and are not able to stay home with their children. Those who are able to remain with their little ones should try to make the most of the time. I have recently tried to make an activity schedule for my daughter so that she can learn and have fun simultaneously. I want her to be exposed to the things that a daycare would offer her, such as coloring activities, reading books that match the topic of the day, and crafts. Not everyone is endowed with the ability to come up with wonderful, engaging, and educational ideas to do at home; this is where the internet comes into play. I think that structure and education is very important for children, especially toddlers. I feel that this will let the child know what is coming next and make learning easier and fun. I am so proud of how far my daughter has come and want to continue to enrich her mind, so why not have fun while doing it?!
There is a great site called ABC Teach where parents and teachers are able to download all kinds of forms. ABC Teach is a great starting point, as they offer several printable documents for a range of ages and topics! You can find age appropriate activities to fit your child by setting the age group you need in the search options. The activity schedule that I created is for one week and each day focuses on a certain topic. Each topic has a fun activity and an educational one. I also go the public library and find books that match the topic of the day. I can access my public library’s catalog from home and do a search of the topic. I write down the necessary information and then find the books at the library. If you do not have the time to do this, you can definitely use the books you already have at home!
Below you can find a sample activity schedule for a toddler and the link to the site ABC teach*. I have included all the documents that you would need to complete all the activities listed in the schedule. Hope you and your little ones enjoy!
*Please note, I only use the free documents of ABC teach, but the site offers a multitude of documents for their members. For a fee, you would have access to ALL the site has to offer! ABC Teach Website
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