So I don't do nearly enough "teaching" when I'm home with the girls as I think I should. I have no idea what other SAHMs *actually* do during the day, but I envision them doing structured learning activities for 70% of the day while they spend the other 30% of the day cleaning and cooking.....but not me. I try, but oftentimes my best intentions just don't become reality!
However I'm constantly hoarding various ideas on Pinterest for those times when we do find time to do some structured learning---Teacher Mama uses a little curriculum known as the world wide web lol.
Here are some of my favorite "pins" in case you are playing teacher in the future! (If you click on the picture it should take you to my Pinterest pin, and you can then click on my pin there to go to the webpage/article of origin!)
Love this one---Really interesting scientific reasearch about the best way to teach colors to your toddler
And I thought this was a good idea---make this paper plate activity and then walk around your neighborhood looking for letters of the alphabet on signs/etc...and fold down the letter when you find it!
This is a website with lots of science experiements you can do using candy!
I actually just found this puzzle mat at the consignment store---this pin gives the idea to hide the letters around the house and then as you find them you put them in the correct spot. I bet Raya would love this game
This is a printable scavenger hunt to use on a walk
I like this pom pom sorting activity because we already have those stackable cup toys
This is a printable placemat to laminate---lots of good review learning to take place at the table!
This post has various activites you can do with counting bears
And here is a link to my entire Pinterest board dedicated to educational activites---check out all the other fun stuff I have "pinned" ----you should follow me! :-) Shawna's Educational Activities board