Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Learning Moments

With only one child around, it's easy for me to get caught up in tasks I want to accomplish.  A cleaner house has seemed almost within reach some days (though not this past week).  But perhaps, instead of pursuing my agenda, what I should be doing is taking the chance to sit down on the floor with my little guy or go outside together and play.  That is where some of the best parent-child memories are made.  And these tender, teachable moments are what mothering a preschooler is all about.  Right?

Sorting Coins Together

What is helpful is to have a plan for each day I spend at home with my three-year-old son.  Until they both went off to school this fall, he's always had one or more of sisters around to occupy him.   We've both had to adjust to their absence.

Several of our most enjoyable learning and play activities this month have come from these activity calendars from Quirky Momma.  They have helped nudge me along in the right direction and be more intentional as a parent.  Choosing just one simple activity to do together (in addition to reading books) adds fun and purpose to our days.

I'm linking up to Steady Mom's 30-Minute Blog Challenge this week.


Jhona O. said...

These words jumped out at me: "being more intentional as a parent". I have been striving for this! You are doing a great job:)

I so enjoy your blog. I left you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog. Hopefully more women will be blessed by your creativity and encouraging spirit!

Lea said...

I'm making some memories with my little one year old Granddaughter today. Her regular sitter needed a day off, so CiCi stepped up to the plate.

Thanks for stopping by and I so enjoyed stopping by your blog. Blessings to you!

Alicia said...

Good for you for slowing down and doing the MOST important things. :D

joyceandnorm said...

I'll have to look forward to spending the day with just one in 2 years. Thanks for the link of activities to do. Enjoy your one-on-one time with your boy.

Erin said...

Oh I love the hopscotch shot! Fun! Thanks for joining in today!

Kaira said...

He looks to be concentrating on that coin counting. :)

Heather said...

What sweet photos! I'm going to look up that link for an activity a day- that sounds great!