Category: Preschoolers


Sheep’s clothing

IMG_2528 At first I wasn’t sure what I had found when I noticed them among L’s diapers.

Then it dawned on me: Sheep.

Where is Sheep?

Searched for Sheep.

Yep, he’d been tampered with.

Hmmm…

I asked D why he ripped them off of Sheep (since I assumed they were stitched on.)

“But mom, sheep don’t wear socks.”

Well….yeah, I know…

“But they’re cute on him.”

As soon as I said it, I realized how silly that sounded. Like a boy is going to care what’s “cute” on a stuffed animal. And it’s not like he tore the feet off the poor creature; the socks actually do come off and there’s even something like hooves underneath!

Sheep was given to D as a gift at my baby shower. So, Sheep has always been in D’s life. And Sheep has always worn socks.

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Until now.

Because, you know, sheep don’t wear socks!

 

Welcome to the D Gallery

Here at the D Gallery you will find amazing sculptures, all done by a 3.5-year old. Currently this young lad’s collection consists only of animals; in the coming years he will no doubt expand his talent into sculptures of building, ships, possibly even human beings.

So please, take a stroll through the D Gallery and be inspired.

Duck

 

         “DUCK”

 

 

 

 

 

Parrot

 

 

         “PARROT”

 

 

 

 

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          “BIRD” and “ELEPHANT

All about books

One of my favorite characteristics that Bubbs and I share is the love of books. I am blessed to have a very good friend in my life who taught elementary school kids for over 10 years, and before Bubbs was born, she gave me a book that helped me set Bubbs on the path of loving to read.

“Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever”, by Mem Fox is a great book to help parents and caregivers better understand the value of reading to the child, not just giving the child books to read (and chew, and throw) along the way. Continue reading

photo by Wendy Copley

Just as with most topics related to children, food can be a tricky one to figure out because “every kid is different” – a phrase I have loathed from the moment my first child was born, regardless of how true it is.

When it comes to mealtimes for preschoolers, it can be fun, overwhelming, redundant, boring, creative, stressful, challenging, joyful, painful – you name it! And sometimes all of those emotions can pop up in just a week’s time! Continue reading

I don’t know about you, but around here we are on a consistent mission to find something that will help keep our 2 busy boys…well…busy! As much as I’d like to think I have the patience and stamina to keep up with them, I will quickly concede that I don’t!

We are a family that allows for limited times of TV exposure. Has it been used as a babysitter occasionally? Yes. Is it always on, even when no one’s watching? No. So, somewhere in between there is where we (and most families, I’m sure) sit.

But this isn’t about the woes of media exposure to our youngster, so, I digress!

When Bubbs isn’t enjoying a show, he’s busy. And that’s usually 95% of his day! Thus, things like the board games, the puzzles, the paints, the books, the crayons, the Play-Doh, etc., come out. Continue reading

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