Play based fun, weekend ideas.

On the weekends I try not abandon the concept of learning all together. I keep it simple and play based as to not overwhelm my daughters. Especially the oldest that often finds learning at home overwhelming. My husband and I had taken a homeschool approach to preschool, and this year she was excited to start Kindergarten in a traditional classroom setting in which she’d be able to meet more kids her age. Only to be faced with disappointment.

To add in a little physical activity we often have dance parties sometimes we dress up in costumes. Today we tried playing a game together to get up and move. We played a Santa version of “Simon Says” in which I started off as Santa and my daughters were reindeers flying Santa’s sleigh. I would say Santa says move left, fly faster. We pretended to go down a chimney and whatever else my oldest could think of. My youngest quit playing a reindeer and became a little girl waiting to open her presents. In which my oldest decided she wanted to be Santa and took over the game. Keeping up with young children often times boggles my brain how fast we go from one subject to the next.

My oldest wearing bunny ears to be a reindeer turned Santa.
My youngest collecting her present from the Bunny-Reindeer-Santa.

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Items shown above are great to promote physical activity.

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Items shown above are great tools to work on numbers and early math in a fun play based way.


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The magnetic letter board I’ve used to help my oldest daughter write letters and allow my youngest exposure to the alphabet. My oldest daughter enjoys playing the 6 letter sounds games it allows her additional exposure to early reading skills in a way that doesn’t feel like learning.

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Items shown above are great toys for sorting, and working on fine motor skills.

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Items shove above are great toys for pretend play. We often play doctor and grocery store together. The grocery store provides my daughters exposure to the concept of money in a fun way.

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