Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing some fun stuff

Here is a smiling picture of Kylie and here are a few fun things I've found.

Online Toddler Activity- free
I learned about Starfall.com from Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns. They have short, online books that emphasize phonics and have some flash illustrations. I read the books aloud to Kylie and she does a good job of repeating key words.

I learned about the podcast Manic Mommies from this post by Wendolonia. The Manic Mommies have some fun chats about motherhood. Their children are older than Kylie and it's interesting to listen to what I have to look forward to (the good and the challenging). Plus, it's just fun to listen to them gab.

If you have an iPhone or a phone that works with iTunes apps, check out the Toddler Teasers Quizzes. Kylie loves them.

In our last art class, we made dinosaur pictures. Kylie glued down the tree trunks, grass, and leaves. And then came the fun part. Kylie drew up Kool-aid water with some glitter added into these disposable, easy-to-use eyedroppers and then dropped the liquid onto her dinosaur shape that had been cut out of a coffee filter. The result was this cool tie-dyed look. This artclass teacher has been so inventive. I hope we can register for one of her classes this winter. Here's Kylie's dinosaur picture:

There is a intriguing Flickr group called Bench Mondays where the participants are asked to stand on a bench for a picture. I thought it would be a neat assignment to see if I could get a good picture of Kylie standing on a bench. She would rather stand on the ground and put sticks on the bench, thank you very much. Still, it was a challenging and interesting photo mission.

I know there is more to write but my mind has gone blank for now. So I'll round out the post with one more picture of Kylie.


Alayna said...

I love that bench photo. And, her dinosaur is great! Makes me want to get our kids involved in an art class. Hope you all are well!

M said...

The pictures are beautiful! You're an amazing photographer. I really enjoy reading your blogs!

Stacey said...

cool art idea. love that stuff. always nice to get new ideas to try at home.

love the pics, as always.

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Thanks for all the great information! I will have to check it out. I also love the dinosaur art project. Cool tie dye effect. Lastly, Miss Kylie is as precious as always. :)