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April 10, 2020

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Quarantine Schedule For Toddlers

Hey Friends, I can’t believe it has been 3 months since my last blog post. I apologize for neglecting my little space on the internet. A lot has transpired since I have been away. Aria is 16th months and will be 17th months in 4 days. The world is going through a major pandemic with COVID-19 and has resulted in school closures, layoffs, remote work options for others, it’s a big hot mess. Parents are finding themselves trying to balance it all. And let me tell you it’s a lot.

I have been currently working from home for over 3 weeks. This new lifestyle has caused me to really think about my daughter’s schedule. Usually at daycare she had her routine but now her routine is off. I have been researching different schedule options for toddlers as well as activities that she can do to learn, develop and grow.

I know a lot of people have said, don’t worry give yourself grace, but as a mom I can’t. Aria is in her prime development stages and it is important that she is constantly learning.

Recently I have been researching Montessori activities and I came across this company called Lovevery! They have a subscription box that allows kids to explore and learn by manipulating objects through fun activities. I kept seeing a ton of ads everywhere for this but I wanted to see if it was worth the investment. And you guys it is! Aria received the Pioneer Kit for her age group 16-18 months. The kit comes with 11 different toys and a book for parents to understand what, how and why the toys should be used.

I put the toys out for Aria after her nap and let her start exploring. She loved each toy. My favorite toy is Simon Says Cube Aria is currently learning her body parts so this cube really helps teach her to mimic the actions on the cards. I noticed immediately that she would get so excited as she began to manipulate and play with the toys.

Aria is really enjoying this experience and I wanted to create a schedule that would allow us to incorporate playtime and learning in her routine.

Schedule for Aria:

8:00 am-9:00 am- Breakfast

9 am-9:30 am- We sing Simple Songs “Hello Hello” (you can find this on Spotify) and then do a quick and fun story.

9:30 am-10 am: We play with the LoveEvery Toys

10 am-11:30 am: Snack and Walk Outside

11:30 am-1 pm: Lunch and Story Time with Nap.

1pm-3pm: Nap Time

3 pm-4:30 pm: Snack & Outside or Afternoon Activity (We usually do some for of Sensory Play, ABC Memorization or practice learning new words).

4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Watch a movie (While I cook Dinner)

5:30 pm-7 pm: Dinner, Bath, Reading Time, and Bed

Currently, this schedule keeps her on track, depending on her mood. Usually, during the downtime, I will check/ send emails for work. This schedule has literally been a game changer! I definitely want to encourage all parents to take a look at Lovevery and read up on Montessori education. As I dive deeper into my understanding of this type of educational learning I find it valuable to check out podcasts, books, and blog posts, related to the topic. This helps me understand how to better incorporate more development activities into her schedule.

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