Depending upon the age and interests of the child depends upon what may hold the childs attetion. Remember that childs attention span is not very long and their sense of exploring is a way of their learning.
Is the child visual, tactile, kenestic, audio? what are the ways in which the child comprehends more?
I understand as a mother you get tired easily but as an educator the best way we as educators are able to communicate with the students is through different methods.
1. maintain a schedule for yourself and the activity involved.
2. incorportate 2 options the child may chose from and allow the child to focus on that particular activity for a specific amount of time.
2. use different methods available, music, media, computer, puzzles, drawing, reading, snake time, or identifying objects,catorizing objects and colors, building objects like leggos, lunch time, play time, rest time, and interacting with other children such as a park or child specific areas.
Be sure to always have a disinfectant available to wash their hands afterwards and a change of clothing just incase. Water is always good to have on hand too.
Hang in there and remember to take time for yourself and communicate with other mothers or join a support group.
Remember children are a blessing and are growing and are not rebellious by nature they are curious and this is how they learn.