August WTTG's Playgroup

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 11:25pm

Christine- Hope Selin gets more cooperative again so you can go out and enjoy.


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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 2:57am

Name: Ash

Kiddos: Theodor

Tell us something each kid is up to: Teddy loves playing hide and seek, playing chase, and following me around with the swiffer.

What are you looking forward to this month?:

Enjoying the last days of warm weather and summer:) We definitely have not had a heat wave here- the temperatures have often only been in the 60s!

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 7:02am
Ash you are lucky not tohave a heat wave. the only thing we have done the past few wks is the pool at least outside. It is supposed to cool down to the 80s starting today though so that will feel cool compared to 95 like it has been. I know some in the south have had it much worse but we are not used fo.that kind of heat for a prolonged amt of time in Indy.

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 12:03pm

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 1:00pm

Sarah - Just wanted to say that after working with 21 Kindergarteners this spring, the fact that Desmond is reading CVC words already is so so great! Even the 4-1/2 yo I tutor on the weekends is still struggling with those. He will be so far ahead of the game by the time he starts KG. Way to go Desmond!! :-D

AFM - Selin is starting to get into playing pretend with her baby dolls and stuffed animals. I put one of her old pajama tops on her baby doll the other day and she carried it around with her for days and even requested to nap with it! I gave her some other stuff to "dress" the baby with and it provided hours of entertainment. Just now I gave her a bowl for her stuffed dog to "drink/eat" out of and she thought it was great! Now she's carrying the dog all around the house. If only I had thought of these things sooner!

Any other ideas to keep a toddler busy so I can get stuff done online (mainly job hunting)? She loves to color but last time I left her alone with some crayons, she bit the top off one and colored on a few walls. :-/

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 1:46pm
If you don't mind peeling them off all sorts of surfaces, stickers are a favorite of Eloise's over here. She also likes to listen to music and dance, so if I put music on the computer she will keep herself entertained by hanging out near me and dancing. Playdoh is another good one, but again can cause a mess. We also have an indoor mini-sandbox toy and a bean sensory box that are much loved. Both can cause some major messes though.

Most of the entertaining toddler and preschooler things I can come up with cause messes, which is the biggest problem with them.



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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 2:52pm

I don't let David watch TV too much but when my sitter was sick I had David watching some of his favorite DVD's. We have some baby einstin ones and a few sesame street. He will watch them until they are over it's an idea. I second the crayons. David had blue and green poop one day because of it. So no more crayons here until he can learn not to eat them. He also colored on the walls too. Lucklily they are washable crayons. David will also sit and read a book or he plays with his tupperware containers in the kitchen. All the stuff he can play with , I have unlocked.

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 2:56pm
I agree w/ Sarah, most loved toddler activities involve messes. :-) Does she like puzzles yet? And if you don't like stickers you can always get the vinyl ones, or even window clings.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:28pm
Christine: Teddy loves his sandbox when it is full of water- so more like a mud box, he also does good with books for 5-10 minutes, banging pots and pans, emptying drawers, he has a keyboard that he finds interesting for a bit, along with some musical books, he loves pretending to push the vacuum or broom. He also loves taking clothes out of the washer or dryer but pretty much everything he enjoys is in some way making more clean up work for me- I think it comes with the age :D
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:36pm
Andi- I would be comparing twins constantly- it is totally human, and especially at this stage of life where everything seems like a colossal big deal it is hard not to do. I think as you become more comfortable, time passes, the girls get older and start to really let their personalities shine that it will be much easier to just enjoy them for who they are. Just remember that at this age there really aren't any milestones that they need to be hitting. I mean I think they say that they should be able to sit unassisted by one- and should be able to get themselves from point A to point B in some shape or form. All that other stuff about when they roll, take their first solids, support their head, etc will happen when it happens but it will definitely happen :)

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