Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I haven't posted much recently because we are in the process of moving. Like, today the movers loaded almost all our boxes and furniture on a truck. It is a 3 day move, though, and so we have 2 days to go... Here are some of the activities we've done with our little one through this hectic process.
Ball down the stairs:
I completely trust my daughter with the stairs, and so I suggested she throw her ball down the stairs and run get it. Then she did it again. She loved the game and it was a great way for her to be physically active at a time when I couldn't be outside with her. We added another ball to the excitement after awhile, and it was double the fun.
I gave her a cleaning cloth and told her to wipe down the walls. I was going over the walls at that point, wiping away marks from tiny sticky fingers, and she was eager to help. Her attention didn't last terribly long with this activity, but it was just enough to get the creative juices flowing in her brain again at a rather testy moment, and she soared away to entertain herself soon afterward.
A! B! C!:
We've been in the car a lot, and when she'd get bored we'd play the A-B-C game. I'd say A! Then she'd say B! We go back and forth through the alphabet. Sometimes to get her going I'd have to do A! B! C!, but she usually chimed in after awhile. It was good alphabet practice and it focused her mind on something other than getting out of the car.
Playing in the car's front:
Ironically, as much as she wants out of the car when she has to be in it for a long time, when we're at home she has developed a real desire to play inside the car. Not so much the car seat, but in the front, where she never gets to be on the road. She can entertain herself for about 45 minutes nonstop in the car, which was good when we were working on loading it up. And it was good exploratory for her. Lots of new things to touch and consider.
I hope to get back on track soon with my postings! Take care.