I have been blessed with a Daughter who has a zest for life and a natural full blown childhood curiosity. She teaches me new things every day. To give us some order and direction in our adventures I have done a few things. One is that I made a little book for her. Well I made a little one and a big one. The little one is in one of those cheep photo albums you get at the drug store. the kind that hold 36 photos or something. The large one is in a binder in fabric zipped up binder cover http://www.flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_OIB.asp. The small one has her routines and information of about food and emergency contact info etc. it is the one that gets left with other people who may watch her. The large one has lots of fun thing. It has a coloring books from http://wheeloftheyear.org/Cbooks/pagan_coloring_books.htm and from http://www.proudtobepagan.com/kidshome.htm It also has various items from http://www.pookapages.com/. I also decided when she was a new born to give each month a theme that we work with. They are as follows.
|January||newness and change. How do you feel about change? The new year. What do you want to change in your life etc|
|February||relationships. Exploring your relationship with yourself your family and your community|
|March||Manners and responsibilities|
|April||Earth and Nature|
|May||Music and movement|
|July||World cultures and geography|
|August||Feelings and Spirituality|
|September||Art and science|
|October||Make believe and imagination|
|November||Thankfulness and appreciation|
|December||Giving and charity|
This keeps us busy and always ready for exploring our world. I also keep some other toys , a set of toddler cards that I got on freecycle.org, and colored pencils in the binder making it the perfect to go bag.