I’m on maternity leave. But this does not mean that I do not work. Yes, I work on the Internet or just looking for something interesting there. But children also need attention. I can not throw my crumbs, referring to the fact that I do not have time and need to work.
Work requiring attention
It so happens that I urgently need to write the news. I ask my husband and children not to bother me. They start messing around, fooling around, throwing pillows and squeaking. I can’t write something serious.
In this situation, I found 2 ways. First, if the husband is messing with the children, try not to pay attention to them. With noise, all your attention must be turned to work. And the second: to be able to take the kids to useful and quiet games. After all, free time should be spent with benefit, and for cartoons on TV.
Games that come to us
Sounds weird, right? But today, my kindergarten decided to go wild. Only I am for the workplace, as they quietly leave the room and begin to indulge in it. On their Skoda, you can write a whole book. But I’m not talking about that.
Today, I decided to fundamentally take up the question of their pastime during my work. And inspiration came to me:
1. Collect toys.
We have 2 high capacity for toys. There, as always, a complete mess. I take, pour out everything on the floor to sort. But as soon as the son and daughter see the toys, they immediately sit around and start playing with them. This game lasts for half an hour, maximum for an hour. Then we sort together the packages of pyramids, designers and soft toys.
This hygienic procedure is loved not only by my children. The eldest daughter is already doing everything herself. But the younger brother, too, she can brush her teeth, which is only good for him. When they come up and say: And we are already all! I ask: Do dolls have clean teeth? And they are taken with a toothbrush without toothpaste to brush your teeth to everyone: pups, soft toys, Barbie dolls and animals.
3. Designer town.
My kids love to play constructor. They build houses where toys live. More practical designer than the town. Just the youngest son loves to break it. A designer break is not so simple.
I have a lot of cardboard boxes. Why I keep them in large quantities, I do not know. True, it is very convenient to store shoes, small accessories and even cereals in them. Now we just have repairs and the boxes here are very helpful.
So, for the game, the boxes also helped out. I let the kids play. They first put something there, and then they began to paint. The son – with crayons, and the daughter (she is older – 4.7) made pencils and made the application.
The eldest daughter goes to gymnastics. And at home she is also engaged. And she loves to argue as a trainer and raise a brother as a subordinate. In general, they together do the exercises that they are taught in a sports school. It is nice that there is a trainer in the family who is capable of teaching the basics of gymnastics in such a pedagogical way, even at such an early age.
Tell me, what and how do you occupy your children while you are at the computer?