On Mondays I am going to have tips on what has worked for me with my many kids. I have received emails about my daily schedule and so I am going to go in order every Monday. Please comment with anything that you do or don't do or if this has helped you so we all can benefit from everyone's experiences.
7-8 Breakfast, practicing letters and morning review of the day.
8-9 Morning Task Sheet, get ready basically tidy up and morning chores.
9-10 Free Play w/Mom - No chore time slot...you will be amazed how much your kids will love this!
10-11 Quiet Activities
11-11:30 Clean Up
12:30-3:00 Nap/Rest Time
Ignore me in these - the hubs insisted...remember my newborn is 12 days old and I don't normally look like that. ;)
My kids love to read. I like to save it for after naps and snack because its a good focus activity for them. My 4 year old son can read - and likes to read to his sisters. So usually I will read to one kid and we switch, I then read a few more to them. My favorite thing to do is let them each pick 2-3 books for themselves and then I will pick 5 or 6 that have to do with a specific theme. I then have them guess what the theme is. Usually its for the specific weeks like Pirate week or Farm week. Its fun and gets them to pay attention.
At the end of the week we pick the best book and add it to our we want to buy it list.