Nap time sounds good to me right now. :)niki wrote:I'm looking for some ideas. Each day we have "quiet time" in the afternoon, minimal one hour. The 2y.o. takes a nap and the 4y.o's have "room time" although one of them falls asleep each day :)
My 1st and 2nd graders need something constructive to do. I'm sure it's just the end of the winter blahs, but they seem to be moping around more than usual. Sometimes we finish up any schoolwork that isn't yet done; other than that I like to let them find something to do themselves, without my direction. Our creative juices are not flowing!! Thanks in advance for any input!!!
When I need the kids to give me a break, here are some things they do to stay occupied.
*oldest (5th grade) loves to read. She does her "reading" time.
*they play educational computer games
*ok -- I know I'm not the only one --- my kids can watch some TV once in a while. (within limits)
*Back in the old house we had a fenced yard --- I let them play outside in the sand box, or swing set, the pebble pit, dig in the dirt
* play quietly with dolls (this means in separate rooms)
and while you're waiting for more responses, take a look back at this classic conversation from this board. It might spark some ideas too