How Did This Week Go?
It was a “reading week” in the house – when our daughter feels tired or under the weather she reads to relax. Smarty loves myths and legends, and she read two big books of Norse myths and a book from The Lost Years of Merlin series by T.A. Barron. On Saturday I brought a lot of new books from the library book sale, so he is not going to run out any time soon.
What Works For Us – Our Routine
As a two-income working parents, we are incredibly busy during the work week. There are extracurricular activities and homework, and daughter comes home exhausted. I learned not even to attempt things that require concentration or creativity, because Smarty is not able to put forth any kind of sustained effort between 5 pm and 6 pm. We play board games or go outside or sometimes play pretend games like school. Smarty always “perks up” after dinner and bath, so we do our math time for 15-20 minutes at around 7:45 pm, then she reads a little on her own, and at 8:20 pm I come for the last cuddle and talk. Lights are off at 8:45 pm, and usually she is fast asleep by 9 pm.
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There were so many fantastic posts linked last week that it’s hard to pick favorites. A lot of great round ups of fall ideas too – I could spend all day just traveling the links! But here are the things that I think we’ll be trying at home:
Make something pretty – Leaf creatures are so much fun to make! Fantastic Fun and Learning shares their take on this craft and a couple of books that go very well with it.
Conduct a fall experiment – How Wee Learn shares an excellent tutorial on a leaf chromatography
Take some good books outside – KC Adventures shares several great books for young outdoor explorers and activities to go with them.
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