Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WFMW: Homework for the 4 Year Old

Recently we've had some role reversals in my household. Hubs is playing "Mr. Mom" while I am working outside the home a few days a week. It's tough for dads who are used to going to a job outside the home and being with adults all day to suddenly be trapped at home with babies and preschoolers.

Of course the biggest challenge is how to keep our 4 year old occupied all day - without her watching 8 hours of television!

Here's the plan I came up with: Homework assignments for my 4 year old!

Everyday before I leave for work, I write some assignments for her to complete on her chalkboard. Some of the assignments so far have been:

Write the number "4" and the number "9" (those are two numbers she struggles with)
-- she also had worksheets to help her with this.

Write your phone number 7 times.

Draw a triangle 10 times (I had discovered that she could draw every shape except a triangle)

Complete the hidden pictures puzzle in her Highlights Magazine.

This has been working pretty good so far. She was thrilled to have an "assignment", it's help to keep her on track for kindergarten preparation, it's made me feel less bad about having to go back to work, and it's given my husband a little break because she will concentrate on this activity for quite a while.

It Works For Me! See other helpful tips about all kinds of things at Rocks in My Dryer: Works For Me Wednesday.

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Anonymous Jenny said...

LOL that's gotta be interesting.

Howdy! Just dropping by from WFMW to check out your bloggy :D Hope you have a great weekend !

March 6, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

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