I’m a stay-at-home working mother, which basically means that I work from home with no daycare, resulting in my kiddos needing to entertain themselves when I have to get work done. So what’s the problem? It’s my son–you see, he’s not very good at entertaining himself. When he gets home from school, I put my daughter down for a nap, and then I’m on the computer, while he watches television and continually states that he’s bored. What’s a mom to do? Breezy Mama turned to various sources and mothers for advice and inspiration on how you can get your child to amuse themselves WITHOUT a television or computer.
If you have the room, space with a desk specifically for your child, as well as shelves that they can put supplies on would be a great start. As Pam Guyer of HIPP MOMS says, “The most important factor is to make sure it is child proof and safe–that gives peace of mind, so that they can just go in there and play and you don’t have to worry about the safety of your child.”
Being able to tell your child to go to “their space” while you can get straight to work is ideal. Now, for what to [Read more…] about Getting Your Kids to Entertain Themselves