Boat ala Crib

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This was definitely one of the more memorable storage days I’ve had.

Every 6 months or so we have to place my daughter’s outgrown clothes into storage. It has become more challenging since she has some sentimental favorites– graphic towels and tees, jelly shoes, fuzzy socks. I know better than to pick that battle and just let her be.

We unearthed a box that came with an Ipod speaker and inspired by such blogs as No Time for Flashcards, brainstormed a bit on what we could do with it. She immediately sat inside it and decided to make a boat.

Click here and find out what our boat looks like!

Echo Mode

child’s play manila has moved to its permanent home!

Me: Are you a baby or big girl?

Daughter: Big girl!

Me: Are you big girl or baby?

Daughter: Baby!

She’s right. When she doesn’t get what she wants, she can cry like a baby but turns the tears on and off like a big girl, a future Dakota Fanning.

My toddler has been in echo mode for the past 2 weeks. You know, repeating the last word I say to make it appear like we’re having a conversation– nothing too different from attending a boring cocktail party for work.

Click here for more echo conversations.

Road Trip

child’s play manila has moved to its permanent home!

Find out what your child can learn from a road trip. Click here!

The World as She Knows It

child’s play manila has moved to its permanent home!

Continuing the series on child x-ray vision and getting to know your toddler from the inside.

When your toddler seems to be breaking things left and right remember this: Toddlers are rookies in life. They don’t know any better.

Do you remember moving into your first home? Everything seemed perfect when you found it, inspected it and renovated it. And then you lived in it. Totally different story.

Click here to find out how similar you and your toddler are afterall.

Feeling like a toddler

Now that I have this new domain, I can empathize with my daughter’s unease when she’s subjected to an unfamiliar environment. Not sure where to start, lots of trial and error, afraid to make a mistake and  subsequently making even more mistakes and overall COMPLETELY INTIMIDATED. I’m a toddler in my own domain.

I wish I had a mom to hold my hand through this.

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Child X-Ray Vision

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Uh-oh. Just discovered a new dimension to child vision.

She sees: Art on canvass

I see: Click here to see my view

NEW HOME

child’s play manila has moved to its permanent home!

Come visit!

http://childsplaymanila.com