Well..since Blake is just a tad bit too young for preschool still (well, I guess not “technically” but we will wait a little longer) I wanted to get her into somethin’ fun this “school year”. Well, surprise — a ton of y’all have asked me what I am doing for Blake during the school year this year, so I figured, let’s just get a blog post up about this!
One thing that my parents were super big for me growing up with activities. I was in all sorts of activities growing up, always playing, keeping busy and I loved it! So naturally I want the same for my sweet girl, so I made a little bit of a game plan for this school year for Blake! First, activities. I signed Blake up for The Little Gym! As y’all know, we love The Little Gym (see my past blog post, here), Blake has been in it since she was about 6 months, we took about half the summer off because of busy schedules, but I’ve got her signed up for it this fall and she’s so excited! This week is the first week back and it’s adorable because she asks me everyday if it’s Little Gym day? We switched things up this time and I have her doing dance class instead of the gymnastics class, but either way — put The Little Gym on your must do list (and it’s for babes up to big kids!).
Next thing I planned out was daily educational activities. I really wanted to start doing a little bit of “education” every day with her so I collected a few things and set up a little area in her playroom for it! You can read about that, here. We started that a couple of weeks ago and it’s been great! We do it everyday after nap time, just for about 10 minutes at a time and she’s loved it! I think it helps that we have fun activities, but that also teach.
Finally, my third “school year” plan is actually for both Blake and I. We started it this week and it’s been really good for both of us. I’ve seen a huge difference in our moods and just the start to the day. I’ve been getting up and out of bed a little earlier than normal, loading Blake in the stroller and going on a run around the neighborhood. Blake has loved it and now requests it every morning, which is good motivation for me and it’s just so nice to start the day with a little fresh air!
So there you have it, our school year game plan! Now, run over to The Little Gym site, here, and find a class near you because guys — it’s seriously so good. Not to mention, it’s just nice to have something planned OUT OF THE HOUSE once a week, am I right Mamas? 😉
This post was sponsored by The Little Gym.