- Coloring center--not just crayons, but markers with big paper
- Lego center
- Puzzle center
- ABC center--I added two metal baking sheets to make magnet play more of a novelty.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sometimes we just need some of those books that are so ridiculous and silly that my kids actually hoot out loud when we're reading them. I know any mention of underwear sends even my three-year-old into giggles, but I try to steer clear of those. (There's plenty of that without bringing it home from the library too--*sigh*) Here are a few of our favorite (non-potty-humor) nonsensical picture books...
Monday, September 6, 2010
If you live in my area, I hope you know about the PERC, located at the Orem Public Library. The Parent Education Resource Center loans out educational games, activities, puzzles, developmental toys, non-fiction DVDs, parenting books, etc., at no charge. It's a smallish room in the basement of the library, has tricky hours, and is only semi-organized, but don't let those details deter you. Many of the items are in new or very good condition, and some are more worn, but we always find several great things to take home. We go nearly every week to borrow items--there's really nothing like a new game to fill a couple hours.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We like to give the teachers a new book on the first day of school. These are the ones we picked this year: