My friend came in town this weekend and we had a good mommy chat about what a typical day looks like for each of us stay-at-home moms, and even what our day looks like when our husbands get home. It got me thinking…most of us just kinda fly by the seat of our pants when it comes to our agenda for each day. If we don’t have a doctor’s appointment, a trip to the gym, or something penciled in, then we are kind of aimless with our kids. We cross our fingers and hope that they will play independently most of the day leaving us room to tick off some “to do’s” from our checklists.
You may remember the post For Parents Who Like Routine and Sanity – well, today is a SIMPLE way to follow a daily agenda. I have been making a mini “schedule” for Sean Patrick for some time now and I wanted to share it with all my mommy teachers out there who might find it useful.
In my classroom I had a time-segmented schedule similar to the example in For Parents Who Like Routine And Sanity but here, at home, I have a list of things on our “agenda” for the day, and I have no expectations for the duration of any one activity, but I PLAN activities ONCE a week that I will do every day for the whole week. I will repeat the activities every day so my little one will really have time to process and practice everything he is learning.
Here is an OVERVIEW of all the things that Sean Patrick and I try to accomplish each given day in which I “plan” mini activities for (specific activities not included):
A schedule seems rigid for a young one at home, but some form of routine is so nice in order for your day to be predictable and intentional; making room for tons of learning opportunities.