I came across this on the interwebs and wanted to share in case anyone is ineterested. These are two blogs I love: Tinkerlab and Playful Learning. If you have a little one, it’s worth having a look just to get to know them. Tinkerlab has started a series on Tinkering Spaces and there is a chance until tomorrow toPlayful Learning win a spot on Mariah’s e-course “Playful Learning Spaces” in this post right here. I have taken the course, even though I still have some things to implement, and I can totally recommend it to anyone wanting to create inspired kid spaces around the house. She also has a fantastic book I have and love:
Hello all! Busy week here with the Sprout just having started pre-school. More on that soon, we’re still getting a feel for it. I must say, it’s actually going better than I thought. Sprout says he likes it at least.
In other news, I’ve been a bit addicted to pinterest for a while now. I know it’s the hottest thing in blogland, but I figured a number of you probably aren’t familiar with it. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “pin” posts from all over the web via an image. It’s kind of like magazine clipping, only better and with a social side to it as well.
It’s great for visual types like myself. You can create different boards, move them around, follow what others are pinning, repin things, etc. It’s a great way for filing away information you find on the web that usually gets lost in your brain or in your bookmarks. Sorta Crunchy has a wonderful post explaining how to use it if you’re interested. I personally use it mostly for filing away DIY projects, crafts/sewing and ideas for children’s activities and spaces. You can find my boards here if you’d like to have a look. You can also click on the nifty icon at the top of the righthand sidebar if you’d like to follow me.
Pinterest is by invitation, but you can also sign up without, just takes a bit longer. Let me know if any of you would like an invite!
So what do you think about Pinterest? Do you use it?
Happy New Year everyone. We’re just back from visiting with family and I had a scan today. Sprout n.2 is a boy! I didn’t really mind either way. They’re all individuals with their own personalities, gender is just one factor. That said, I WILL miss not getting to shop for/make some of the pretty girl stuff. Then again, I suppose I won’t have to deal with all the princesses and a certain, very pink ubiquitous kitty!
Anyway, we’re all happy. But I live the way Sprout keeps saying “I like boys AND girls, so it’s ok if it’s a boy. It’s ok if it’s a girl too.” Ok, maybe his version of the sentence wasn’t so well constructed, but this is the gist of it I also love the running commentary and
emabarrassing interesting questions and comments. Like at the doctor’s office today, when I told him I was going to the bathroom, I love how he said in his loudest possible voice “to do pee-pee in a cup mama?”. Only paralleled by our joint trips to public bathrooms where he coaches me with a “You can do it Mama! There you go, you did it!” (positive reinforcement anyone?).