I also try to recycle items whenever possible. One of my daughters favorite things to do is take a few packets of tissues (these have Winnie the Pooh characters on them - I got them for sale at Bed Bath and Beyond a few years ago) and put them in and out of an old Huggies Wipes container (again Winnie the Pooh...if you haven't already guessed, she really likes him!). This keeps her busy while I dry my hair or put on make-up. I try to have her count the tissues as she takes them in and out of the box.
Another favorite activity of hers is to take straws and put them in a plastic cup. Again she loves to count them one by one and then when she finished she will take the cup and dump it out and start all over again.
I would love to hear from you if you have any other ideas on keeping your little one occupied, engaged and learning all while using everyday household items.
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