I’ve been trying to find fun and stimulating activities to do with Elle when Reid is playing happily or sleeping. We’ve done a LOT of puzzles – I love the big floor puzzles and so does she. I actually picked up about half a dozen at Ross for half their Amazon price (always a deal seeker).
Speaking of frugality, I was in the Dollar Tree the other day picking up some bubbles and saw some preschool scissors. Elle has been really good about leaving my scissors alone but I do see her pining for them so I decided to get these so she would have her own. In Costco later that week I found a fun activity set on teaching your child the alphabet through activities like coloring, tracing, cutting and pasting. I decided to give it a go and it’s been a big hit. It always feels so rewarding knowing that I’m teaching her something. I have realized how much I take for granted things like cutting – it really is tricky teaching how to use scissors!
In addition to the Alphabet activity set I also picked up some Kuman first steps workbooks that offer more cutting, folding tracing, pasting and other activities for two year olds and up. At as low as $3 a pop these are pretty cheap for some good old learning fun.