Monday, January 23, 2012

Unplug and play - Family Literacy Week


We are trying to do some of the challenges associated with the Unplug and Play Challenge for Family Literacy Week which is January 23 - 29. Having the kids watch less TV is also one of my 2012 goals.

After I got home from the gym tonight we turned off the TV. Sophie did her homework and Fynn had some quiet time looking at one of Vic's bike books. Then Miss Jen came over for Sophie's piano lesson which is the perfect 30 minutes of completely unplugged mind expanding time.

I suggested to Fynn that he and I do a jigsaw puzzle. He loves puzzles and happily did two of them while Sophie had her lesson. After their baths I did submit to putting on the TV for 20 minutes or so which gave me some time to have a shower (I had my fitness class at 5:30pm). I find the TV is extremely helpful when you want to have the kids entertained for a bit and ensure that they are not fighting with each other.

We wrapped up the night with a few pages of their Richard Scarry book.

1 comment:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Definitely plan on doing this for the summer! It's Erin's last summer before starting kindergarten. So I want to keep us busy doing anything but watch tv!