|Photo taken while holding baby-so baby toy is dangling in shot. :)|
This week, the work schedule and weather have kept us pretty housebound. My tot missed storytime at the library on Monday and was pretty bummed about it. We love our public library so much! Plus, he likes going to our local coffee shop, where they have puzzles and books.
So, Wednesday when he woke from his nap, I had a surprise waiting for him: a car for him to drive was parked outside of his room...
|His toy dresser became a book display area.|
...the living room was transformed into the library...
|I pulled out many library books he hadn't seen yet from our trip last week, as well as books that are usually tucked away because they are heirlooms/antique or delicate so there were lots of new books for him to choose from.|
...and the hallway was turned into the coffee shop.
|The baby gate between the hallway and kitchen were the barrier for the coffee shop counter.|
He loved his at home "outing!"
|Picking books at the "library."|
|Using the "computer" by moving letters from the bottom cookie sheet to the top one.|
|Scanning and checking out books.|
|Making his selection and getting his money at the coffee shop.|
Reducing emissions and driving less is something we can all do for the Earth, so for Earth Day consider giving a normal family outing a twist -- recreate the outing at home (you could transform your home into your favorite restaurant: decorate the dinner table, replicate the meal at home and pick a family member to be the waiter) or take a family walk or bike ride to a place you normally drive to (if it is safe and reasonable to do so).
|Learning with Letters|