Decided to start today by telling you what we have planned. That way if there are any stay at home moms looking for a little inspiration maybe they could find it here!
Today Sam, Avery and I are going to take our indoor toys outside! I have a baby gate I can put up in our deck so that Avery can feel free to crawl around to her heart's content and Sam and I can play without worry.
I am thinking I will bring out our wood blocks, duplo legos and farm animals. We can build, create animal cities and make up stories.
We may also move our reading time and puzzle time outside as well today. Going to try and spend as much time out on the deck and outside in the yard as we can today. Soaking up and savoring these last few days of summer.
The Nitty Gritty!
Just getting kids outside, no matter what you are doing, is good for their spirit, their mental health and their attitudes. Sam is a much happier kid on days when she has been allowed outside time and the ability to run free. Taking toys that are normally inside toys and bringing them out adds a new element to those toys and can help kids find new creative ways to play with them. An old toy becomes new again.
it is always nice to get outside away from the hum of electronics and instead playing with the background noise of the wind, insects and birds.