Twin-wrangling SAHM - trying to organize the chaos of life with my boys, hoping to fill their minds, hearts and bellies with the "good stuff," and blogging to share ideas and stories with other moms.
Her blog is just wonderful and she has really great tips and advice on raising twins! Head on over to her blog and show her some love! Click HERE
She also has a great link-up she is starting! Its a 2012 Fall Bucket List Idea link-up!! We cant wait to join in on the fun with her on this because we all love the Fall! If you are interested in more information about this wonderful linkup click the image below!
Today Holli is writing about Fall schedules for Pre-preschoolers! Hope you enjoy;)
Fall Schedule for the pre Preschoolers
For many parents, back-to-school time often brings a few tears (sometimes bittersweet, sometimes joyful) as their kids eagerly head off to class. However, for those of us with pre preschool tikes, fall may not be so emotionally draining as there is not much of a change to our daily routine. But this fall, my toddlers and I are eagerly looking forward to getting back to our "mommy and me" school routine. For my boys, these classes provide social interaction and practice for "real" school down the road. For me, it's a wonderful way to connect with other parents, while catching a much needed daily glimpse of the world beyond our four walls. If you’re also looking for ideas on what to do with your three-and-under crew, here’s a peak at our schedule and some class suggestions.
Monday: Music Class
Sing, dance, tap, shake, and jam with your little ones during a parent/child music class. There are countless benefits of early exposure to music - perhaps the most important is that your little ones are sure to love finding their voice and shaking their hips, and you are sure to love watching them. (I teared up a bit the first time I saw their little eyes light up in class.) Check out the following nation-wide programs likely to be available in your area:
Many libraries offer a wide range of children’s literacy programs. Our local library has a weekly program called Lapsit. Do the toddlers always actually sit on their parent's lap for the entire 30 minutes? Ummm, no. But, most programs accommodate for this with some hands-on activities, singing, and dancing intermixed with story time. Oh, and the best part, it will probably be FREE! Find your local library here:
American Library Association - @ your Library
Wednesday: Play Group
I’m not sure who loves play group more, my boys or their mother. ;) We are actually in two different groups, and we love them both for different reasons. Wondering where to find some kiddie (and parent) play groups? Here are a few suggestions for finding a play group in your area:
Moms Meetup Groups - A website where you can find and join local play groups. Click on "Parents & Family" in the interest category.
National Organization of Mother of Twins Club - Find (or start) a play group through your local twins club.
Thursday: Gym Class
There is no better feeling than getting my boys loaded up in the car after gym class and knowing that I have sufficiently worn…them…out. These are some of the best nap days of the week…assuming I can get them home before they pass out in the car from the pure elation and exhaustion of the morning tumble. Looking for a tumbling class? Take a look at these class offerings:
Local Parks and Recreation Tumbling Classes
Local Gymnastics Facilities
Friday: Home Day
Friday is somewhat of our variable day. Sometimes we are busy packing for a weekend road trip to visit family, sometimes we relax and snuggle up to watch the favorite movie of the week, and sometimes we head back out to our second play group. I’ve also found it’s good to have a day with nothing on the schedule for planning doctor visits, running errands, or making the dreaded grocery trip.