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Playing this week

We are getting back on track and have been doing lots of fun things lately so I decided now would be a good time to share! Mya is at an awesome age where she loves to learn and is so eager to try anything I have to offer. Here is a look around our home this past week…

I set up a clothes line for Mya in her kitchen. It took us a little bit of practice before she was able to use the clothes pegs and hang things by herself.

I found some awesome printables thanks to the magic of Pinterest. These matching cards are from the blog 1+1+1=1 and can be found here.

We have had these puzzles for a long time but recently she has pulled them out and played with them a couple times a day.

Mya received many new books for her birthday which we have enjoyed on a regular basis. On our shelf currently is ..

The Giving Tree by Shel SilverStein

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Harold and the Purple Crayon – the Giant Garden

ABC’s by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Our Geoboard is another activity Mya has been asking for lately. I made it for her around a year ago but just recently has she been able to place the elastics on herself and has now quickly become a favorite.

Another activity found through Pinterest. Simple to make and a fun activity to play with that is good for eye-hand coordination.

Mya always loves to play in her kitchen. Here she is stacking her wooden cookies.

Cutting cookies

I printed playdough mats for Mya, but we also like to use dry erase crayons on them too.

Another favorite, our homemade felt board. Mostly we do stories together on the board but occasionaly Mya will play independently with it too.

Linking to Childhood 101 – Tot School

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Raising Memories – Sharing Time

Playing this week

Mya and I have been very busy this week taking advantage of Emrys now more consistant naptime routine. I made a Weather Board out of cardboard, felt and laminated pictures. Every morning we look outside and discuss what the weather is like. Its been pretty basic lately, sunny, windy, sometimes cloudy. We talk about the different seasons and sing songs like Mr. Sun which is one of her favourites.

We also made Clay-Dough and had fun making shapes and letters then baking them in the oven and of course painting them!

Clay-Dough recipe

2 cups white flour
2 cups salt
1 cup water
Food Coloring (optional)

Combing flour and salt and blend into smooth. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix. Gradually add the remaining water and continue mixing the dough. Form into a ball working in any dry flour and salt left in the bowl. Knead for approx. 5 mins.

To dry dough place on tinfoil covered baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for about an hour or until hard.

Painting addict

Lately Mya has been wanting to paint ALL.THE.TIME. I love it, its fun to watch her make works of art to display around the house. To keep her enthusiastic about her new found love I introduced some new ways for her to “paint”.

Toilet Paper Tube Stamps…

Car painting…



One lovely blog award

The Rules:

1. The recipient of the award must thank the one who passed the award on, and link back to their blog.

2. You must mention 7 things about yourself.

3. You must pass the award on to other blogs and let them know they have won the award

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First I will thank Jen at Peaceful Parenting for nominating me for this award. I’m not quite sure I deserve this after being absent for so long! Please do yourself a favor and check our her blog for truly clever and inspiring Montessori activities.

Next up, seven things about myself…

1. My family and I recent purchased and moved into our first house, a very exciting time for us 🙂

2. My youngest girl is about to turn 3 months old and I cannot believe how fast time flies!

3. I would love to go back to school and become a teacher.

4. I want a dog but refuse to get one until my youngest is at least 5 years old.

5. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by loving and supporting family

6. I cant believe I’m 27 already. I sometimes forget my age.

7. I wish I could buy my husband the truck he wants, nothing would make me happier because he truly deserves it!

Now a list of inspiring blogs!

A little learning for two

The Education of ours

Counting Coconuts