I'm a programmer and will be observing Take Your Child to Work Day with my four-year-old daughter, Thing1, on Thursday.
I'm planning to get us dressed up, take her to breakfast and then bring her into the office for some fun business shenanigans among my ~150 coworkers.
She loves learning and games and is quite good with letters, numbers, and 3-4 letter words.
I will have no problem recruiting accomplices to assist me during the 3 hours or so that I'm in the office with her.
What should we do?
I want her to be involved with others in the office and feel like she's contributing (no mindless busy work).
Ideas so far (this is where I need your help!)...
- Create questions for an "interview" (favorite color, movie, subject, etc.) with colorful office supplies (crafts are fun)
- Run some copies (copiers are fun)
- Conduct the above interview with fun coworkers (talking to people is fun)
- Send some emails (banging on computers is fun)
More ideas? I'd love to work in something programming related--if you can think of anything a 4yo will have the attention span for I'd love to hear it.
I'm taking this as vacation - I don't have to be productive at all.