This post is an example of why I wanted to start this blog- sharing ideas is so helpful!
I have an online friend who I met through our love for photography. She is a great mom and is one of the inspirations for starting this blog. You can find her on her blog, Learning Vicariously. Her most recent post was on making patterns with beads. As soon as I read it I knew that my daughter would love working with beads on pipe cleaners just as much as Eloise.
So, last night I went out and bought some beads from the dollar store, some pipe cleaners, and a little plastic organizer. Today when Talia had a friend over, we made little bead bracelets together- Talia was very focussed on them! She kept remarking about how she had never done this before & she was so glad I went shopping to buy the beads because she really loved to do this! :)
This was a good opportunity to practise sorting as well. After filling a pipe cleaner, she emptied it of beads to start over, and placed each bead in its spot in the organizer.
Things I Would Change:
Next time, when it's just the two of us, I think we'll spend some more time talking about patterns, now that she is used to stringing the beads.