“Variety is the spice of life,” and your child’s schedule could benefit from some seasoning. If you’re a stay-at-home parent you have the privilege of spending tons of quality time with your little one. However, finding programming for all that time can be a challenge. You don’t want to run through the same slate of activities day after day. When you add variety to your child’s schedule they get exposed to new experiences and subjects. Take advantage of your flexible schedule and add an array of different, engaging activities to you and your child’s agenda. Your child’s development and education will benefit from variety.
Schedule Variety Changes the Way Your Child Thinks
You want to expose your child to a variety of subjects and ideas at a young age. The best way to do that is by including a variety of experiences in your child’s schedule. Art projects in the morning stimulating creativity and develop motor skills. That creative fuel early in the day can lead your child to better focus on a worksheet or reading assignment in the afternoon. Variety keeps things fresh.
A Positive Change in Attitude Leads to More Openness
When your child feels engaged in the learning process, they’re more likely to be receptive to the material you’re covering. If you have a preschool-aged child you obviously want to cover some general educational concepts. However, at that age, more so than what your child is learning, it’s about getting them excited to learn. Variety helps you accomplish that goal.
There’s an Easy Way to Add Variety to Your Schedule and Make Time for Yourself
iPlay Austin presents a simple way to pepper in different experiences throughout the week for your child. The iLearn Mother’s Day Out program offers twice-weekly educational care for preschool-aged children. The program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. While at iPlay Austin, your child will learn, play, and socialize with other children. You, meanwhile, can take some time to yourself — a vital consideration for any stay-at-home parent. The iLearn program begins for the fall semester on August 22nd. To enroll, contact iPlay Austin in Austin, TX at 512-282-5867.