If your child doesn’t sit for activities find active ones they like but even then remember that anything we “make ” them do should be a very very small part of their day. I am not advocating ignoring your child or plopping them in front of tv all day, but a strict structure of many activities is contrary to the imaginative play toddlers and preschoolers need.
Anyway I have had many emails lately asking about what activities I do when during the day – and reality is we don’t do things all day at all, mostly we play. However the one thing I do think we should all be doing as parents from day one is reading to our kids.
I am a children’s librarian and mother of a toddler and I stumbled across your blog a month ago and have been avidly (ok obssessively) checking it ever since.
Anyway, this post is right on! Thanks for your site — you have such great ideas! Cheers!
Thank you so much, you don’t know how great that is to hear !