With the craziness of the holidays over, I always feel like January is such a drag. How do you get over those winter blues?
We’re officially back to our regular schedule, that first day was really tough. Our January is filled with birthdays, so even though the holidays have passed, we still have something to celebrate. This keeps our January fun filled.
However, once we are back to our regular schedule, it looks so gloomy considering there are no holidays coming up anytime soon. It gets a little more difficult to get out those books when I could be sitting in front of the computer doing anything but school.
- Have a fun filled movie day, stay in your pjs and enjoy some pizza and popcorn – make it a “P” day so that it seems educational pointing out any words that start with the letter P.
- Watch an educational video so that you don’t feel bad about letting the TV teach your children.
- Bring out a supplementary resource that you never get to and do it – art, logic puzzles, or mad libs. It will be a nice break from your regular curriculum.
- Finish a project, science or history, anything that you’ve put on the back burner because it was too messy or you were too tired. You know those big mess projects that you hate? Now is a good time to bring them out because it’s not likely that you’ll get them done once you get back into the books.
- Read, you can’t go wrong with reading, read aloud or let your older children read to your younger ones, put on a great audiobook that the whole family can enjoy.
- Bake some cookies, muffins or a cake – it counts as math, home education, and health (if you use whole wheat flour).
- Find some great education online games for the children to try, now is a good time as any to see if you can find something that you can add to your regular school schedule.
Learning can take shape in many forms. It doesn’t have to be all lessons and workbooks. Design, create, or build, do all those messy fun projects you’ve been putting off so that you can ward off those winter blues. We hibernate in the winter like bears, I have a small toddler, yes, she’s one now, we’re staying home where it’s nice and warm, thank you.
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