cards and a marker, I can quickly make up
a game to meet each child’s unique needs.
Since these cards are inexpensive, I don’t
have to worry if Owen gets his hands on
some of them.
My kids have searched the house for
shapes drawn on cards, and completed obstacle courses with a sight word on an index
card at each station. They’ve jumped from
letter to letter along a trail of cards, or hit
them with a sticky hand.
Family Writing Time
Once we’ve completed our more formal
school tasks for the day, we transition into
Family Writing Time. We all gather in the
living room and work on a project. My toddlers typically color, and the older kids create paper dolls, write stories, or turn a box
into a UPS truck to deliver cards to everyone in the family. I typically spend this time
writing a blog post.
When the timer beeps, we take turns
sharing what we did. Family Writing Time
gives the children a chance to work on special projects and be creative. It also gives me
time I need to grow my business.
Presented by Christian Home Educators of Colorado
Our learning doesn’t stop after school ends, but we
transition into activities that don’t use any crayons,
books, or pencils.