Once Upon A Time,
I was a teacher. Or really I have to say I am a teacher as it is not something you can stop being just because you are longer being paid by a school.
I worked hard to get a degree in Education with certifications as also a Reading Specialist. I returned to school to get my Masters in curriculum development and Instructional leadership. With that degree I plan to help other teachers meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.
But for now things have slowed down and sped up all at the same time. Why?
Because we are expecting Twins!
That’s right! A boy and a girl will be joining us this fall, making us a family of FOUR.
Usually this time of year I am pouring over lesson plans, making literacy centers, pre writing newsletters for parents, and examining student reports from previous years to make developmental goals. I am cutting butcher paper, picking out boarders, and replenishing my supply of construction paper and colored pencils.
This year is very different.
Instead of buying lesson planning books, I’m buying baby books. I’m buying pacifiers instead of markers, diapers instead of more lamination strips. It is a whole different world for me.
But I’m always going to be a teacher…
Which is why I wanted to share my journey from teaching to becoming a mother of twins. Share the how we prepared. And the daily routines I designed to use my knowledge of childhood development and education to support the development goals for our babies.
Each month I have created “a curriculum” of activities, I can do home with my babies to help their development in the following categories: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, language, and social development. I’ve designed starting from Week 1. These activities were developed based on my research of child development.
The GREAT thing about this guide is it answers that age old question: How do I play with my baby?
This blog will serve as a record of our experience, and a guide on ideas for activities that anyone can do to enhance the development of their child by introducing the right things at the right time.
It is also a wonderful way for you to notice developmental milestones.
And last it is a way to make each day a little different for you and for your baby!
Establishing a routine will be our big goal, but routines don’t need to be boring.
I invite you to follow along with me on my journey,
From teaching to twins.