December 1, 2006
I thought I'd share a few things I've gotten together around here for Keely.Perhaps it will help out one of you who needs a new activity for your little one. Up first is colored rice. I thought she could use some more hands-on, tactile, sense filling activities and this is a good one.
Starting to look like I'm running a daycare isn't it? This is all for my one child. Yep. Soooooo, first is a box of colored penne noodles and shoestrings for stringing lovely necklaces. Then, a box of giant screws, nuts, washers, hinges, & pvc pieces (the larger pieces are waiting to be cut-up still). She loves playing with this stuff when her daddy is doing work around here, so why not give her her own box to explore at her leisure? Lastly, my buttons and a little divider box. She likes sorting them into the little spaces and putting her favorite ones here and there. The buttons have been well loved this week. The child has tons of wonderful toys (mostly thrifted), but she is not really a fan of them unless I am playing with her. I do play with her often, but sometimes…well, you know. In step the above odd mix of manipulatives. She is quite happy to play with all of these goodies on her own and she has become quite creative in how she plays with this stuff. I'll have to come up with some more ideas to get us through the winter I'm sure, but for now-we're good. And we can almost always count on the hour long bath for some fun.
Happy December everyone. Have a great weekend. Go Deck some halls.