With the holidays and travel, it’s been awhile since I have posted. While I will get posting again soon with activities and projects (the girls and I have already started working on some), right now all I have is a simple tip… my Go To List.
For some reason it always seems like the quiet toys get tucked away the most. I’ll be putting things away in the closet and come across a game or activity that the girls love that I totally forgot we had. And it seems like I have the hardest time coming up with things to do when when we need a new activity the most. So I made a “Go To List” of games and activities. When Mia and Zoe are bored or need to be redirected (the nice way of saying they are getting on each other’s nerves), I don’t even have to think about what we can do, just check the list and pick something.
When making my list, I tried to stay away from toys we have in plain sight and also chose to focus on quieter activities. I laminated it for safe-keeping and keep it accessible in the kitchen. Of course, you don’t need a fancy list, it can be handwritten and taped to the refrigerator or jotted down on a dry-erase board for you to add and change. It just needs to give you ideas when you need them the most.