The childcare kiddos have been keeping me hoping. We are adjusting to the new school schedule which is a real relief. Right now, until the two new babies come, I have four or five. It’s so nice and really relaxed. It’s been good as it’s allowed me to work with my foot in the walking boot.
These three are big time readers. Thursday when they were here we had a reading marathon. I read books again, again, and again. Some of our favorites are series books including Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting, Little Blue Truck and No, David! Anything with colors, animals and repeating are great. They also love singing books. You should here these three sing Rain, Rain Go Away or I’ve Been Working on the Railroad. It’s the cutest.
If anyone knows of other children’s books they recommend, send me suggestions.
We’ve been going lots of color related activities. This one was sorting by color. These were fun foam shapes I found at the thrift store….they made an easy learning activity.
The kids keep me hopping but I have taken more time over naptime to work with my foot. All the kids sleep at the same time now. It’s such a blessing. That way I can get a break, go to the bathroom and work with my foot.
Carver came one day to meet the kiddos. These kids are going to be his family away from his family. He better get used to them!!
The kids love anything that involves what they think is painting. Here’s something really simple we did that you can easily do with kids in your life….
Start out with paper towels. Have the kids color them with washable markers. They MUST be washable.
Then they paint over it with water.
They LOVE painting…the result is this.
It’s a simple activity that teaches about absorption..but mostly, it’s just fun.
I’ve been working on collecting a few simple masks and headbands with ears. I don’t have room for a big dress up area. This much works. I can’t tell you how popular this mask has been. They use it all the time.
I love my job…of course there are moments..but every job has that.
I have great families and a great spouse and family who tolerates the toys and mess the kids leave. These guys really do make my days fun.