High Tech Toys

So when all else fails and you can’t find a toy to keep your toddler entertained, try this high tech option – holes in the top of an egg carton plus Q-tips equals a solid 20 minutes of focused entertainment.

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Worms!

Yay for over 4 inches of rain over the past couple days… this week we studied worms! After a long winter that seemed to never end it was a lot of fun to be able to study an animal that we could go outside and actually find in our yard!

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Meet Mr. Worm, he was hiding under a mostly empty bag of mulch in the backyard.

We did a lot of “nature observation” on vacation (which, by the way, Rebecca said was not school because “it’s nature mom!”). I was glad to see some of those “slow down and look” skills come into play today as she held the worm and announced excitedly: “It’s an adult!” (Well, it helped, too, that we had read a book about worms before we went out hunting.)

If you look closely you can see the pale band on the worm that means it is an adult.

If you look closely you can see the pale band on the worm that means it is an adult.

Eliana didn’t want to hold the worm but she watched, fascinated, the whole time. When we were done with Mr. Worm, we carefully put him back where we found him and watched him wiggle down into the dirt.

April in Review – Spring Break and Ice Cream!

In April we got to go to Mrytle Beach for a week for Spring Break and we had a blast!

Cold water didn't stop them from playing in the water!

Cold water didn’t stop them from playing in the  water!

Becca enjoyed reading her beginning chapter books on the long drive - Little House on the Prairie is a great motivator!

Becca enjoyed reading her beginning chapter books on the long drive – Little House on the Prairie is a great motivator!

 

And as promised, we let them chase the ice cream truck down and spend their own money on ice cream... it was like feeding the wolves because now the ice cream truck slows down outside our house every time. (sorry ice cream man - it was a rare treat!)

And as promised, we let them chase the ice cream truck down and spend their own money on ice cream…now the ice cream truck slows down outside our house every time. (sorry ice cream man – it was a rare treat!)

 

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