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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Things I am loving

Things I am loving!

Plastic Cups
Like most babies, Angel loves bath time.  I have searched for and bought many bath toys, mermaids, fish, balls, boats and other likes.  I kept a cup in the bathtub to rinse her hair, and noticed she always liked playing with it, filling it up with water and pouring the water out.  I had a thought, if 1 cup is good 3 cups must be better.  I was right!  I have finally found a good use for those old Mardi Gras cups.  So forget about expensive bath toys.  This situation is like the child that gets the amazing toy for Christmas but would rather play with the box it came in!
I am of the opinion that magnets are tacky, and I never thought my refrigerator would be covered in them.  Well guess what?  I am now a tacky person.  Angel loved playing with the few magnetized chip clips I had, so I thought she would love a magnetized alphabet.  Which she does!  Then I took it even further and bought the LeapFrog Fridge Farm.  She absolutely loves this thing!  In the mornings when I am getting her milk she plays with it, as soon as we walk in the door in the afternoons she goes straight to it.  This is the description from the website:
Practice matching skills and exercise the imagination. Inquisitive toddlers discover how to pair the front halves of farm animals with the back halves - forming five complete critters - or mix up the magnetic-backed pieces to create lots of imaginary animals. Every mix or match introduces animal names, sounds, fun facts and lively learning songs. Play with the Fridge Farm set on the refrigerator or floor, or take it on the go. The pieces fit neatly in a compartment on the back. A built-in handle makes it easy to carry.
I definitely recommend this for all kids.  It is educational and fun.  Kids love the colors, animals, sounds, and music.  The price is around $15.00.  You can find them at Toys R Us. 
Recordable Books
I got Angel the recordable book Good Night Moon while she was gone over the summer and mailed it to her. This is one of her favorite books, and the one I read to her almost every night.  These books allow you to record your voice reading the story.  I thought this would be a way for her to hear my voice every day.  These books are a great option for grandparents, friends, and family that are far away.  The only drawback is they are a bit expensive.  Expect to pay around $30.00 per book.
If I may digress about Good Night Moon, this book has been around for over 60 years and is a favorite among children.  I have a few questions about it though.  Who paints an entire room kelly green and lays down red carpet? Why didn’t those 2 little kittens kill that mouse? Who was this quiet old lady, who must not have been too quite, if she is whispering hush?  Why didn’t she throw out that bowl full of mush?  Doesn’t she know leaving food out like that will cause roaches?  I am sure roaches would not flow well in this story.
In the great green room
there was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of--
The cow jumping over the moon
and there were three little bears, sitting on chairs
and two little kittens and a pair of mittens
and a little toy house and a young mouse
and a comb and a brush and bowl full of mush
and a quiet old lady who was whispering "hush"
and there were a family of roaches who liked to wear broaches who were waiting to eat the mush

Maybe not…….

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