But I currently have a preschooler who l o v e s worksheets. Her face lights up anytime I present her with a new one. She wants to learn letters and work at the table with the big kids. Dare I say a worksheet or two a day has even enhanced her creativity? All things in moderation.
Do you have a kid who likes worksheets, too? (If so, Tarikua would recommend this and this and this.) Pinterest calls them 'printables'. Doesn't that sounds so much more fancy and creative? Around here, we don't do any worksheets. Only printables. :)
I'm always on the look out for ways to keep Iris engaged. I recently bought this eBook on creating sensory bins. It was only $3 and had some really great ideas. We made one bin with dried beans and Iris and Tarikua both loved it. One of the reasons I had never done sensory bins before was because of the mess factor. This time I laid the bin on the laminate side of this picnic blanket on our living room floor. The girls (mostly) kept the beans on the blanket and when they were done playing, I picked up both ends of the blanket so the beans all fell to the center and dumped them back into the container. This morning Iris played with ice and water in various containers for over an hour (outside). This mama was impressed!
The author of the eBook also has a sensory pinterest board which looks amazing.
And speaking of awesome pinterest boards, Oak Meadow's boards are incredible. Much of the time, I'm lukewarm about pinterest, but when it comes to Oak Meadow's boards, I'm practically giddy! So many great ideas! All in one place!
Indigo found this newly hatched lizard yesterday. Its tail even matched her stripes. As someone who sews (and loves stripes!), the coincidence was not lost on me.
We also have a squirrel in our backyard who is a liiiitle too friendly.
That's Jude. Three inches from the squirrel's face. Yeah, I'm not sure what to make of that...