Since spring has FINALLY sprung(hooray!) I've found myself taking my little rambunctious 18 month-old son outside to enjoy the nice weather. And, oh boy!, has it been wonderful!! I think at least 20 minutes a day is required to keep my sanity and his, too. I start to forget what the dreadful winter is like. But, there are those few days when it's raining or just too cold to go outside. And I've been finding it hard to entertain him while inside. And I don't want to just "entertain" him either. I want to start to be able to teach him things that are age appropriate so that he can learn and progress mentally. I want to be able to challenge him, but not to the point that he and I both get frustrated. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had an older child and then I could do things with the older child and then the younger child would just observe and learn. But, since I only have 1 child my questions to you are....
How can I implement structured learning into our schedule?
What type of learning activities are age appropriate for him?
What are you doing/have you done with your child/children to make learning enjoyable?
Hopefully these questions make sense. I will take any suggestions I can get.