You all can see that I like to be creative and you can see the love I have for my monster (if you are a semi-regular reader.) Clearly, I like to craft with her. We paint and do projects and play with play doh etc. Despite these projects, I have concerns that I am not using these experiences to their fullest. Often, I think I’m just using them to keep her entertained for the moment. While I know that the creative process itself is a learning experience, I can’t help but feel like I need to be more intentional with our crafting time.
You see, Monster isn’t in any sort of official daycare. The family (they are amazing!!) takes care of her throughout the week. I’m concerned that she isn’t learning enough. Girl is whip smart too. I know she is able to absorb so much. This isn’t to say we don’t work with Monster to teach her things. We all do. I’m just certain we could be doing more but I’m unsure how to or what that should be.
How do I make each day more intentionally educational? Where do I find resources for educating a toddler? What kinds of things should she have a solid grasp on before entering pre-school?
Teachers and Experienced moms, I am looking to you. Help.