Wednesday, December 13

Winter Activities For School Aged Children

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It can be a hard task to spend time with school aged children. You may have lot of work to accomplish, it’s a frustration when little ones hang on them, and you have to have school aged things on their behalf to do. perhaps you let older ones do arts and crafts acitivities  while the small ones slept. Whenever you have older one you ask them that should be quite.
Another idea is starting a reading club. The non nap kids might have a read-a thon and earn rewards. chances are you’ll let them watch  a movie or play a video game. You may convert house jobs to activities for kids such as cleaning up. make it fun by letting earn rewards for each job done.
School aged kids will be a great benefit to home daycare or childcare.
All parents want something that will make kids happy. Some kids may be good about orginizing the art caninets. The old ones may help with the little ones when asked.
Sometimes, you can find they are hard to keep amused. It does not mean  they are bad but When kids hit school age, they are use to the constant go-go-go that they get int school. There is always something to do or something to learn. They go tot the gym, lunch etc. There may be not much down time usually.
When we do childcare for younger children, it can be intense and with no break, then when the children nap, there is a bit of a break where we can take 10 mins. When the older children are around, then they are up, they need to be supervised, they need to be doing something, they don’t need to sit idle, and they aren’t always content to do something quietly, they want to be active.Depending on the weather, I do extended outside time during quiet time, where I can still take 10 mins. but the children can play. If it’s too hot or raining,then we need to stay in, but I find I always need to be firm in what they could and can’t do and I try to clarify this by saying they were younger and needed naps once too, not I have younger children that need naps and they should be respectful of that and keep the noise level down for a while. It’s just different with older children around.
I had a friend when we lived in NY that bought a side by side duplex and used the mainfloor of the one house as her daycare and put a door from the kitchen of diningroom of her own house to the diningroom of the daycare as her entrance which also meant since she used wide french door style if she was having a huge family event she could open the doors and have a double diningroom length for a banquet table. She then did the same upstairs in the houses and it let her own kids be able to have their own bedrooms and still leave a room for a home office and a room for storage, guests. Because the rooms all led into each other it was considered one house. I can’t remember but I think to satisfy the bylaw people she also had to make a connection door in the basement to get from one side to the other. Having a totally separate space like that would be such a dream.
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