Maybe while you are reading they could color, do puzzles, play with play dough, do easy dot to dot or maze books or some other quiet activity that they would only get to do during these times.Mom2theteam wrote:I have a 5 year old who will be re-starting MFW K in August. We started last winter and decided he wasn't ready. At that time, I also had twins who had just turned 3. I was fine with them playing and such, but they wanted to be with us and doing what we were doing (not being occupied with something else). However, they just didn't have the attention span and were very distracting. I do want them "tagging along" so to speak, but maybe I'm expecting too much. They will be closer to 4 when we start again. (Dec. b-day) So, can someone describe for me what the pre-K'ers do when they "tag along?" What do they sit in for? Do they do all science/craft stuff? I wasn't planning to include them in the reading/math stuff much at all, but was hoping they could handle the Bible and science. Experiences?
And, sort of a related question...if they are able to handle the full load of the Bible/science and crafts, what do I do when they are supposed to start K? (They are 2 years behind. So, it would be fall of '13 that they would start. In theory, my oldest would be in Adventures.)
When my ds was in K my dd wanted her own work so I gave her Pre K worksheets to work on. She liked that.
David Hazel has a CD that might help called Occupying Preschoolers While Teaching Older Children. Maybe there would be some good ideas in it.
Just some random thoughts. HTH