We did a little furnitre shuffling this past week to accommodate a new set of bookshelves. (Have I mentioned yet how much I love Ikea?) And I must say that I just love how it looks! We are using it for all our school supplies, work and such props. It's wonderful having it all in one place. The kids have already been going on their own to a shelf to take down and work on an activity they are familiar with. And I'm noticing that clean up is a breeze too. I can't imagine how we lived without these shelves!
This is J doing some chalk art. (I think she said that was a portrait of me.) And the second photo is showing her working on pouring liquids. We do a lot of baking, so those kind of things are definitely helpful in a tangible, everyday way. :)
The kids really are gearing up for summer. I mean, the weather is consistently warm, and so they are full of plans. I haven't really sat down to think about what we need to do this summer, except maybe with our curriculum goals. I'd like to have some activities lined up for July and August - nothing crazy... I'm still exhausted these days and nausea does come and go - something for us to use when we need a change or some new fun.
D decided we need to plant more spinach and parsley, so we kept a couple extra pots. Guess what we're doing today! Actually, today has been a great day so far. Cleaned the bathrooms, folded the laundry and working on the dirty pile, swept the house and balcony, and set up the play kitchen outside. A summer space for little ones.
Hope you have a cheery and productive week! I'm off to take my afternoon nap. (Can't last without one...)
I love your space, it looks cozy. I love Ikea too, although we haven't been in quite some time. I think there will be a trip at some point this summer.ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoyed your nap :)
Immensely, thank you! Yes, I try not to go too often to Ikea. A dangerous place that. :)Delete
Love the book shelf. My son would climb it. LOL! Which is why we have nixed the idea of shelves for now. What a neat idea to have liquid pouring exercises. I will need to do that with my daughter. She always wants to help, but gets over excited and ends up making such a mess. She gets frustrated. This may teach her patience. Thank you!ReplyDelete
LOL! Actually, we anchored this one to the wall just in case. Also, the first shelf is too far up for a toddler. Maybe a 6 year old. Hopefully M is old enough by now to realize. My kids tend to get frustrated easily too when they "can't" do something, or do it as well as mom. They love doing those little activities too. Dry pouring, wet pouring, practicing zippers, buttons, whatever. Even writing is a little anxiety-producing. They have no problems writing letters in rice or sand, so we do that. Maybe it has to do with being "afraid" of making a mistake and the latter is so forgiving or easily erased that they feel more comfortable? I don't know. Anyhow, I hope your little one enjoys this one as much as mine!Delete