Hi. I have a 2 year old son and a 4 year old daughter.
With them being so young, we don't use any sort of formal curriculum yet. My 4 year old daughter loves Starfall and practices math and phonics on there for about an hour a day. My 2 year old obviously lacks the fine motor skills to control the mouse on my laptop, so he uses my iPad. He plays a counting game or does flash cards on the iPad, for short periods of time, usually when he wants to be like his sissy.
I know that at this age they should be mostly learning through play. However, after we do our usual activities of art, playdough, computer time, my kids melt down. With structure, they are wonderful. I am a creature of habit and love my schedules and I think that they do too.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas for stuctured play? So that my kids don't totally go crazy and start running in circles. We also go to the beach and the park very often.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions! I have some field trips planned for later this summer, but I need some tips for days when we can't go out beacuse of illness, weather, etc. =)