There were several questions/comments about the Activity Bags I mentioned in my daily schedule posts. I will share a few more things about these:
Do you find that both your girls like those activity bags or just the older one? I have a 2 and a half year old boy and I am thinking he would really like that! What age do you think they started enjoying those?
Emily (3 1/2) does enjoy playing with more of a variety of the bags whereas Rachel (22 months) is kind of happy playing with the scraps to the foam letters! The point is that I present it as an exciting thing to get to bring them out - we don't do it every day, etc... And, I sit and do it with them, for at least part of the time. Right now, there is a learning curve to knowing what each bag entails and how to use it - so I am participating with them. My personal thought is that Rachel is on the youngest edge of children who would enjoy these - though I think they will last us a few years of enjoyment.
I don't have much experience with these yet as we are just introducing this - any other moms want to share your thoughts?
What is in those activity bags?!
Obviously, I cannot just print a list here of all the bags or no one would purchase their book. But, here are a couple to give you an idea of what types of activities are included. One bag contains a magnifying glass and small objects to observe. Another has an ABC chart and a set of foam ABC letters, your child matches up the letter to the chart and so on.
Mary Ann shared about gathering a group of friends to do this together.
This is actually presented in detail in the book. And, is how they started assembling their own bags. I have done my set myself - but if you had a group of friends to do this with - that would be great too!