This is one of those “About Us” posts. Maybe you’ve read a post about our kids working on learning lane and wondered what it was. Just a little background for you….It’s what we affectionately call our line up of learning activities. Our “little learning lane” (as our preschooler says) developed out of necessity while teaching preschool to our second child, Jordan.
As with most little boys, Jordan was very active and wouldn’t sit still for very long. When he started to show interest in “school time”, I was thrilled and noticed that his learning style was very different than his older sister Haley. His attention span was shorter and he didn’t sit still very long. He loved hopping from one activity to another. I started presenting activities on the floor for him, which gave him the ability to participate as well as his freedom to move around as he pleased.
As his desire to participate in school grew, so did our line of up activities. In fact, Haley enjoyed them as much as Jordan. Every day I would set up a series of math, language arts, practical life skills, and/or montessori inspired learning trays all lined up in a row. It was (and still is) an array of “invitation to…play, count, read, write, cut, art, etc.”.
Today, it’s primarily set out for our preschooler Parker, but it’s accessible to the rest of the kids as well. I often add more advanced activities just for the older kids. We’ve created a little montessori-inspired system that works for our family! Maybe it will work for yours?