THIS WEEK FEATURES AN EASY TO MAKE COUNTING BOOK AND TWO AMAZING BLOGS WITH PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES GALORE
Do you want something extra to throw in your child's stocking? Something easy and cheap to make, as well as a great learning tool? I made this counting book the other day for Ashtyn and used objects from around our house in the pictures. I was going to originally slide the pictures into a 5 x 7 photo book but A. I couldn't find one and B. I could envision Ashtyn pulling them out of the sleeves...one year olds are so destructive. I added the words using Paint Shop Pro and finished the book off by laminating the pages for extra durability. I'm also going to make her a FAMILY book and a BODY PARTS book.
TWO AMAZING SITES LOADED WITH PRESCHOOL FUN!
This past week I've been fortunate enough to have discovered two amazing blogs that I just had to share with you. The first is Quirky momma. This site is simply wonderful and is filled with tonnes of great stuff for mommy's and children. Are you looking for a way to teach your child about animals, how about the earth? Well look no further this site gives you a list of activities to enrich your child's learning in these areas and more. I especially love Quirky Momma's aka Rachel's fruit loop activity. We did this at preschool a few times and let me tell you a box of fruit loops, a muffin tin and some string can get those preschoolers minds and little fine motor skills developing. So grab youself an egg nog latte and go check out Quirky Momma's website.
The second blog I came across this week is a wonderful gem created by a stay at home mommy named Crystal. I'm not sure what she did as her career before she became a mommy, perhaps a teacher. This girl has a lot of great ideas and those little girls are lucky to have her as a mommy. Check out her BLOG called Always Something to Learn, and when you get there take a look at her archives. She has activities with pictures for all the letters in the alphabet as well as activities by theme. She also has another Blog called Crystals Craft Spot.
A special thank you to Rachel and Crystal for inspiring me with your great ideas and taking the time out from your busy day to share them with the blogging world.