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When my very first foster kid coped with us for a year, he was my continuous shadow. That sweet young boy followed close behind me anywhere I went, particularly when it was time to prep supper. He was never ever thinking about viewing a program while I prepared; he ‘d rather be with me– as close as physically possible– as I moved from the dining-room to the cooking area, from the fridge to the sink, from the sink to the range.

It was charming however likewise demanding when things like pots of boiling pasta were included. He and I both would have enjoyed this concept from Susie Allison at Busy Young Child:

Her concept is to compose letters with dry eliminate markers on a moving glass door or big window, hand the kid a towel and call out, “Remove the K! Remove the very first letter in the word ‘cow!’ Remove the last letter in your name!” When they lack letters, compose them once again, rinse and repeat.

You’re getting in touch with them without being physically connected and they’re practicing their letters. This is an activity that can grow with the kid, too. The ABC Remove video game would be excellent for kids ages 2-4( ish). For older kids, utilize it to practice sight words or basic mathematics formulas. Or let brother or sisters play a couple of rounds of Tic-Tac-Toe on a rainy day.

Once they’re old sufficient (credible sufficient), you can turn over the markers and leave. I just recently provided my stash of dry eliminate markers to my nine-year-old and asked him to embellish our dining-room windows for Halloween. I returned later on to a haunted home scene that included this jaunty little devil:

I make certain the next-door neighbors will like him.
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So no requirement for vacation window sticks over here any longer.


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