I am a Childcare Educator and I have been trying to incorporate what I do at work at home but I am finding it hard to stay motivated. But in the next couple of months the boys will becomemore and more active so I need to find activities for us to do at home so that they are using all their energy during the day so they are tired at bedtime.
I am going to organize boxes with activites inside so they can learn to sit and concentrate for more than a few minutes.
I’m going to get activities that they both enjoy so thatthere is no fighting over the activity at any time of the day.
We have mostly plastic items so I am going to make wooden items like big blocks, train set, animals, puzzles, flash cards to practice their language skills. I feel like I should be teaching them heaps more than I am right now. I do it at work but I don’t at home.
The boys go to childcare one day a week and I have noticed that they are a bit behind from the lother children, i know children develop at different rates but I think they should be saying more words than they are right now.
If you have any ideas for activities please let me know so I can teach the boys a lot more than they know now.
Twin Mumma Cait
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
- 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported.
- 1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
- 1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
- 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
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- 2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect.
- 2.3 Children become aware of fairness.
- 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
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- 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
- 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
- 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
- 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
- 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
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- 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
- 5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.
- 5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
- 5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
- 5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.