What we are working on now:
One pair of safety scissors and two glue sticks keep us occupied for an hour or more some afternoons.
Tip: Ian loves cutting apart the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. There are wonderful things inside that might tempt your child to practice cutting skills, too. Oh, and the Toys R Us mega catalog came yesterday. Ian was in heaven with the scissors!
(Another use for those toy catalog pages? Wrapping paper . . . Ian wrapped a gift for a friend tonight with it. He can choose the pages and it gives him nice taping and wrapping practice, and the recipient loves the toy pictures on the paper.)
Santa just might be bringing the Imaginext Dragon Castle our way this year. Ian spent ages cutting it out, then cut out the teeny tiny knight because he wanted to play with them. To give you an idea how small these are, the knight is only 1/2" tall--that's how carefully and meticulously Ian was cutting.
He managed to hurt his hand with the safety scissors (takes talent, I know) trying to cut open the drawbridge for his little knight to play inside. Mama came to the rescue.
(X-mas tip: Santa brought the Imaginext Bat Cave last year and hardly a day has passed this year that he and Lilly haven't played with it. If you have a preschool boy this is a wonderful gift--and so is the Imaginext Pirate Ship.)
Wanted to share this card for Mum (Ian's grandma). Kindergarten, we're getting there.
And if you didn't believe me the first time I recommended it, run today and purchase the Leap Frog Letter Factory and Talking Words Factory videos. Your child will know his letters/sounds in a snap. Even Lilly, just turned 2, knows almost all letters and most sounds from watching them, and Ian will be reading in a flash!
One last thing . . .
It's my pick this month in Book Club. Any outstanding book suggestions?