Help! I need a summer schedule for my kids.
I have two children who will be home from school (PreK and Gr. 1) for Spring Break next week. This is a good opportunity for me to try out a summer "we're all home all day" schedule.
Last summer was a disaster. We were home, inside, far too much. I spent far too much time concentrating on the "keeping up the home" tasks and as a result, the kids did not have enough routine, too little responsibilities and spent too much time in front of the TV. I am determined not to make the same mistake again.
I need a routine that will get them the exercise and play time they need, but that also includes a chore time, and reading/academic time, as well as enough time that I can get my "homekeeping" chores done as well.
SO, please send me your ideas... web links are fine too. I'm open to all suggestions.