I consider myself a new age Mom. When I say ‘new age’ I mean that I consider myself open to new types of parenting, and flowing with what is going on in the world around us. One of the tools I use as a new age Mom is having my toddlers learn through Kindle Fires. They’re turning 3 and 4 this week, and yes, they already know how to navigate through their Kindles on their own.
“Mom, Paul was on slither.io again!!”
“I was not!”
This conversation has been rehearsed about 500 times since my children discovered that silly website. The standard fix would be to monitor their online time or just take it away altogether. The Paul mentioned above is only six-years-old, surely he does not NEED to be on the internet, right?
Unfortunately no. Since my children “attend” a virtual school, a lot of their day is spent online, accessing much of their coursework through the school’s website. This problem is confounded by the fact that I have multiple children in school at the moment — four to be exact. In addition I have three more not-quite-school-age children running around, as well. But we are going on our third year with this program and we really do appreciate all it has to offer. So what’s a busy momma to do? — Get smart!
The holiday season has begun and before you know it, your kiddos will be home for winter break. Here are 13 ideas to keep them occupied and to keep you sane.
Instead of setting a New Year’s resolution that I would likely break in 2.7 days, I decided to pick a one-word motto for the year – newness!
Learning a foreign language is one of the things on my list. I’ve contemplated picking up ‘Spanish for Educator’ books or taking a class, but I couldn’t see myself committing to a book or having the time to take a class.