“I Made a Wormy”

playdough stars

I first introduced playdough to Maliya back in the fall.  At that time, she would spend about 10-20 minutes with it and be done for the day.  She wouldn't ask for it, but it could occupy her for a while if I brought it out. Above is Maliya with her first batch of playdough.  As usual, she will turn almost anything into some sort of dramatic play.  She was likely singing happy birthday to herself. (Photo from last November) Sometimes I fall into the trap of wanting to introduce new things to Maliya all the time.  As parents we want our children...

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Remnants of Play

At the end of a work day, or a day home with the kiddies for those SAHM/SAHD, wouldn't it be nice to walk into a room and have it all tidy?  Every book on the shelf, toys in the bin or neatly in baskets, and a clear path to walk.  Then we could curl up on the couch with a cup of tea, and a nice book for some me time, or if you're like my husband, curl up with an iPad.  Wouldn't that be nice!?  However, most of the time I walk into a room, and it looks like...

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