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My babe will be one soon!

Anonymous

How should we be spending our days? I love the Montessori and Reggio approach. So I try to include lessons such as those in our days. And I’ll take moments to speak to her in Spanish. But I find when I’m cleaning the house or even just sitting and watching a show - guilty with phone in the hand at times. I’ll have the tv on and she will just play by herself. Or we will cuddle on the couch together. I know that any time with babe is great. But id like to start incorporating a more scheduled routine for her. Any suggestions? Am I thinking too much of this? I just want to do her baby brain right.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 17, 2019

    Sounds like you’re doing great to me :) her playing alone is an amaaaazing thing, defintely not something you should be upset about- but proud! Independent play isn’t always easy for one year olds. I’d say if you’re doing little lessons and plenty of reading you’re doing great, my son likes to “help” cook as well! Really he sits on the counter and I talk about what I’m doing and he stirs things here and there. Also- As weather gets better be sure to add outside play- walks to talk about what you see/hear/feel followed by washing hands together to practice. Maybe look into your public library! We love the story time twice a week at our library.... something to do. My son is in the one year old class in his daycare and just to give you ideas they have outdoor play (if weather allows) daily, some sort of art (drawing, painting, chalk board etc) daily, story time daily, of course lots of play including group play and independent play. They brush their teeth after every meal (great teaching moments and great habits to learn), help clean up toys and food

  • Anonymous
    Sep 18, 2019

    I really appreciate this! The mom guilt was overtaking my sensibleness. Outdoor walk and talks are such a good idea as well!