So many baby food jars, so little time! I bought a huge bag of hair ties for $1.00 at Family Dollar (this is an exception on my personal Compact list.) Madelyn’s hair accessories are like socks in my house, they vanish without a trace. Anyway, I pulled out the bag of hair ties and a few baby food jars and asked Madelyn if she wanted to sort them by color into jars. She sat at the table for 30mins. sorting, dumping, and resorting these things and just loved it. She also sorted paint brushes for me. I will come up with more sorting activities for her very soon.
After this I was in the mood to really organize something. So I tackled the kids book shelf in their room. My kids currently share a room so I am moving towards greens and yellows to make in work for both of them. Sorry I don’t have a before picture (I got too excited and forgot!) But here are the After’s:
Our family’s terms of endearment: Liam is Superman (said in a way I don’t know how to recreate exactly “Sooper Mon”) and pumpkin while Madelyn is Peanut and Sweet Pea “Pea” for short.
Here is a GREAT internet game for kids! It is called Place the State on the History Channel Site. My daughter loves it and can recognize over 40 states by the state shape and/or location. Great teaching tool. Warning Parents: You will actually have to know where the states are yourself in order drag states to the correct place on the map. Believe me this is a great teaching tool for ALL ages.:)