aya is not old enough for montessori yet,
but i’ve got to manage her somehow.
we have circle time at the beginning of every homeschool day:
after our welcome song
we discuss the date,
any current events or holidays,
value of the month,
surah of the week,
and do a song, rhyme or poem.
aya takes part in
and enjoys these activities.
but then what to do with her for the rest of the time?
i tried getting her up early
so that she’d be sleepy by the time homeschool was up and running.
i tried placating her with chips
— her favorite snack.
now i’m giving her activities she can do with success
and minimize frustration.
the good ones
often keep her occupied for a good 10-20 minutes at a time
so that i can do some work with the older girls.
here she’s stringing beads,
hand strength/flexibility and pincher skills.