Monday, November 7, 2011

Every second counts!

As a working mom I try to make every minute I am with my daughter count!  This is especially important to me in the morning as we both get ready for our day.  I have come up with a few "activities" that are fun, keep her engaged for a few minutes and help her to count.

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.



  1. Saw you on link party and am now gfc following you, Karima

    I have young children it is always difficult to keep them occupied!

  2. Thank you!! I am always trying to find new activities:)

  3. What a fun idea! We like to stack bathroom cups! Cheap and easy fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase


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