I agree! Always love your book curation tips.
I try to reframe the mess as a “sensory experience.” Doesn’t help with cleanup but babies do learn something when they feel all the different textures. Or at least I keep telling myself this.
Brilliant. My in-laws have a giant roll of butcher paper for this purpose. Tear off a new sheet after ever few meals.
I forget all the time, too. The other day, I couldn’t think of one dad’s name so I pulled up the class directory on my phone before I had to say words to him. Yay for phones (sometimes).
Oh, I agree. I think it works in certain scenarios, when the kid doesn’t quite know whether to feel nervous or excited. Deeper fears need to be explored thoroughly.
We used the Daniel Tiger jingle a lot, too. It’s really cute when a three-year-old belts out in the middle of the playground: “That was fun but now it’s DONE!”
So true. The fact that your mom still remembers all this shows how much she cared, and that makes her a great parent.
Oh, gosh, I love that.
It is indeed a stock photo. :)
You might give each kid their own prompts, writing their names at the top so they know whose is whose. Or you can do some family prompts: “What should we plant in our garden?” etc.