Thinking about how to keep your kid busy while working home? I have for you some educational tips and ideas to make your day go peacefully and make your child have fun.
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Toddlers needs a routine! They like everything to be planned and organized for them to stay calm. (Preventing Tantrums)
Just make sure between each transition to sing songs and make it sound fun for the next thing coming up! For example, if it’s bath time coming up. Instead of telling the child: “Let’s go take a bath!” you can say this instead: ‘’Let’s clean up now to go give duckies a bath!”. Always excite him/her about something regarding the next transition.
I have made a daily routine for you. You can adjust it based on your child needs and interests. and always remember, you are to your child,the first and best teacher.
Want a free morning routine checklist for moms?
7- 7:15 Am: Wake-up time & Toileting
Start your day by hugging your child and expressing love and affection… the first 5 mins is so important.
Fix the bed. You can ask your child to help you do it
Wash face and brush the teeth.
Potty training/ changing diapers
Hand wash (you can make it fun by singing cleaning and washing songs)
7:15-7:45 am: Breakfast
Your child can help you with preparing breakfast. Here are some ideas:
By adding fruits and syrup to the pancakes/waffles
By adding the fruits/yogurt to the blender to make a smoothie.
Try to make breakfast as a learning experience to teach them about colors, counting and name of fruits/food…
Invite child to wash hands after finishing eating.
7:45- 9:30 am: Free play
During this time, they can play with their favorite toys and let them have fun on their own without interrupting the play.
9:30- 10:30 am: Fun with art! Painting/Coloring
10:30 – 11 am: Outside Play (if the weather permits)
It can be in the yard, parc or even balcony.
You can also go out for walks around the neighborhood.
Kids need to be outside; It benefits them a lot.
11 – 11:30 Am: Free Play
This can be an opportunity for you to make lunch. Here are some ideas on some easy lunches for working moms
11:45-12:15pm: Lunch & Toileting
During this time, give the child a heads up that it’s going to be quiet time.
If your kid is older for a nap, he/she can sit reading books. Quiet time is good for every child
12:15- 1 pm: Nap/Quiet time reading books
Use this time wisely, to get your job done peacefully
1:30-2:30 pm: Toileting & Free play
Children usually when they wake up, they prefer the free play. Give him/her that!
2:30- 3pm: Snack time
During snack time, you can have some quality time with your little one and have a chat.
3- 4 pm: Planned Activity
4- 4:30 pm: Physical Activity
Here are some ideas:
You can do egg hunting at home (with Easter eggs).
Play Hide & Seek
Dance on his favorite music.
This also can be an opportunity for you to do your exercises,
and your child will automatically copy you.
(Monkey see, Monkey do 😊)
4:30- 6 pm: Free play/ Cleanup
This can be an opportunity for you to make supper.
6 – 6:45 pm: Dinner time.
Enjoy this quality time with your little one and give them a heads up that bedtime is soon.
6: 45 – 7 pm: Bedtime
I hope your child is in a specific bedtime routine. All kids need a bedtime routine in order for them to sleep through the night and that’s of course based on their age…
If you have a toddler that stills doesn’t sleep through the night. Make sure to check this article!
I hope this can give you ideas on how to spend an educational, screen free day at home with your little one 🙂