Now that Miss D is in school part-time I have been making an effort to put her on more of a regular schedule on the days she is home. This has so far been beneficial for me as well as her! It makes the days go by a lot faster when we have activities to look forward to. I am not super rigid in my scheduling so there is leeway for errands or for when plans need to change. But I'm hoping this will make the transition to having a baby present easier for her. (I just need to get the grandparents to stick with it when they are here to help! ;)
I really want to make sure she is not missing out on any learning by not being in school full time. I should probably break down and buy a kindergarten curriculum - but there are a lot of resources online for free too. Last week we did a couple of science experiments based on the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar. You may recall this is what makes the paper mache volcano's erupt from your own school days. As it so happens, the carbon dioxide release will also inflate a balloon!