Monday, April 15, 2013

M is for Manipulating Pre-school Energy

I was pretty proud of myself yesterday.  Had the kids to myself and was trying to get some chores done.  I needed the kids to clean up the play room, the kids believed they needed to play Lego', pulled out the timer.  Set it for 10 minutes and told them they could play for 10 minutes, but when the timer went off, they had to go pick-up 10 things, then they could have another 10 minutes, etc.  Seemed to work!  They thought it was a game, they were occupied for nearly an hour, Mommy got stuff done and the playroom got picked up!  Yay, me!  Just another step in training little multi-taskers, right?  I just wish I could make that work ALL the time.

Halfway through the challenge!  Woo-Hoo!!


  1. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Ha ha ha, excellent strategy!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!


  2. Creative thinking works well for kids. Have you been reading the Math Teacher blog? This sounds like the kind of stuff she's been coming up with. I like it.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    1. I think I stumbled across her today. Popcorn was for P!