Anyway, Keelyn has had a bit of a rough 2 weeks. I think the honey moon period is over and she has realized that havivng a little brother is her new reality. We have seen an increase in tantrums (boo) and wanting snuggles (yay!) When I'm nursing William she likes to snuggle in right beside me. She says, "One arm for William, one arm for Keelyn." It's very sweet. Of course, not all times can I give her the snuggles she craves. Fortunately before William was born I prepared a bunch of bins I nicknamed "busy bins". Inside is fun, hands on activities that she can work on independently. She only gets a busy bin when I am busy (making lunch etc.) Most of the materials came from the dollar store and I have a bucket of "new" things to switch up the bins when she gets bored with them.
|Marble Run. She couldn't independently build it at first so I would help her set it up. Now she's becoming more confident and trying to do it herself.|
|Lacing. You can make your own lacing cards using old cards, large foam shapes, bristol board.|
|Wooden beads and lacing. Sometimes I put pony beads and pipecleaners which is great fine motor activity.|
|Busy Bin at work. 2 piece puzzle. Keelyn loves puzzles and this kept her attention for about 30 minutes. She kept building and re-building the pieces.|