Jumping in Leaves: Okay, so this is really more of a seasonal activity than an age-specific activity. I have as much fun jumping in the leaves as Emma! We get a lot of fresh air and exercise playing in the leaves outside, and it's actually a great sensory experience for Emma as she feels and hears the crunching leaves around her.
Piggy Bank: Whenever Grandma and Grandpa come to visit, they bring coins for Emma's college fund. Emma loves to put the coins in her little piggy bank and hear the quarters and dimes go plink, plink, plink. It's also a lot of fun to empty the bank and let her drop the coins in one after the other. We practice counting and Emma works on her motor skills by carefully lining the big quarters up with the narrow slot. Little ones should always be supervised when playing with coins since they are a choking hazard.
Box Adventures: I got a new bread machine this week because my old one died, not very gracefully, while
And, of course...
Read! Reading is one of the best activities you can do with your child at any age!
A few of Emma's current favorites are:
- Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
- Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet
My 3 good things for today are:
- I got all of the leaves in the front yard raked into nice, neat piles.
- Emma already has a start on her college fund!
- Four words: Fresh Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Yum!