I have a 3 yr old and an almost 2 yr old and expecting our 3rd in a month. Just wondering how much time do you actually sit down and play or teach your kids? I feel like I don't do enough with them...I feel like I spend more time with house work and going places and just doing things for them then actually sitting with them. Just wondering...Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Oct. 31, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by pam19 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 31, 2010
I used to beat myself up about that same thing... until I realized that LIFE is a lesson in itself. Dont worry... make cleaning a game. Have them help. Even at such a young age they can help. Have them sort socks... learn colors that way. Have them help with cleaning (just choose your cleaning products accordingly) and they can give you paper towels,.... learn to count this way - Mommy needs 3 paper towels. Have them help in the grocery... mommy needs to find the cereal in the yellow box that starts wtih the letter C. As they get older I had them do math in the market. We played with pudding to learn how to write letters... they LOVED this. I let them spread pudding on a plate and use their finger to make letters.
Just be creative and let them help you........ yes it will take longer........ but it will be things they remember with a smile when they are older.
Answer by sahlady at 4:20 PM on Oct. 31, 2010