Checking for books.
If I remember it right, this is the second time K and I visited our local library since the school started in August. We couldn’t attend the Story Time for All Ages on Tuesday evenings because our bedtime is around 7:00 P.M. and the story time is scheduled at 6:30 P.M. The story time on Wednesdays and Fridays are for toddlers and are scheduled during school hours. So obviously we’re not able to go as well.
This afternoon we got the chance to go to the library because K wanted to borrow DVDs. We have a collection of kids’ movies on DVDs at home but it gets boring, you know. She enjoys being at the library. She reads a few books. Sometimes I read to her. What fascinated her most was searching for books and DVDs at the computer kiosk. When K started to try using the computer kiosk, she used a step stool to reach the keyboard. Now, she doesn’t have to use one anymore. She can reach the computer keyboard and she’s very happy about that. This way K will know if her favorite books like Pete the Cat and Hippoposites and DVDs like Kubo and My Neighbor Totoro are IN or OUT. The library is one of the places to take your children for learning and reading. There are activities and special events for kids’ according to age and interest that local libraries organize all the time.
I need to allot more library time on the weekends. As for the story time, we will catch up on that in the summer. We always participate in the Summer Reading Club.
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While I am tapping the keyboard of my laptop doing some online duties such as browsing mom blog pages, Pinterest boards, and Instagram photos, my daughter was just sitting on the couch playing with her learning game apps on her new Amazon Kindle Fire. I bought the gadget few months ago in replacement to the previous tab that was broken within a month of purchase when she accidentally dropped it on the floor. The screen cracked and there’s now way I can fix it without paying over $80 for screen replacement. So I decided to buy a new one.
My friend recommended the Amazon Kindle Fire. But she said I have to buy one with the 8 gigabytes of storage because the basic applications and software alone consumes the half of it. I am happy that my darling daughter is enjoying her new gadget. The gadget is solid and durable. Once you get familiar with the settings and navigation, it’s easy to manipulate.
DD’s Amazon Kindle Fire
My darling daughter only uses it whenever she is relaxing after dinner and, sometimes but not frequently, before bedtime. During the day, I only let her use it for an hour because she has other activities to do like working on her pre-K (pre-Kindergarten) activity book, playing outside, biking, and going to town with me on errands days. There isn’t much applications in the Kindle Fire besides a few toddler game apps.
Right now, she is reading – yes my daughter is a beginner reader already – a book from Children’s Beginner Readers Kindle Edition.
Below are the story books I downloaded to her Kindle Fire. They’re free on Amazon.
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Filling the plastic eggs for tomorrow’s egg hunt.
My cousin Emz told me that there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at a park in town tomorrow. She will be taking her two kids there and she invited me and DD to go too. We have to bring eggs for the Egg Hunt and snacks to share with everyone. So this evening, my darling daughter and I went to Dollar General to buy some plastic eggs, basket, and treats. We also bought a couple packs of little girls’ rings with Disney Princess and Doc McStuffins. She love those characters. DD was very excited and she helped me fill the plastic eggs with the goodies.
At bedtime, she wanted me to read Max’s Easter Surprise (Max and Ruby) and The Story Of The Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen. These two books are her favorites as of the moment. Reading a book is part of our bedtime routine.
We are looking forward to a pleasant weather tomorrow. I bet the children will have a wonderful time egg hunting. This will be my first time to join this group of moms’ event. My cousin had mentioned that she’s a member of this moms’ group. So tomorrow I’ll try to get to know them and may join.
How time flies so fast when you are having fun taking care of your home and your family. As a stay-at-home mom and full time wife, my time and attention are completely focused on house works, errands, chores, and tending my family’s needs. My darling daughter (DD) is 30 months old now. As she grows everyday, she requires my attention more and more. She is developing a very cute personality besides becoming very active. Her speech is recognized by others as well. She can express herself very clearly. Terrible two’s has not really become a problem so far. Whenever my husband and I tell her something she shouldn’t do, our little princess listens and understands.
And because my daughter is in Pre-K age, I am beginning to let her get familiar with Pre-K activities. Actually, she began learning and recognizing the colors, shapes, numbers, and ABCs when she was 18 months old. It’s so amazing how infants can absorb and learn quickly. That is why parents play a big role in a child’s learning. In this regard, I bought a few activity books for my darling Kaye that will keep her busy for a few minutes at home. These activity books with tracing trails and broken lines, connect the dots, coloring objects, painting, counting, and letter fun truly interest her.
And oh, I forgot to mention that in a couple of weeks my darling daughter will start attending a class for Intro Ballet. She’s getting pretty excited. Awww, my two-year old girl is gonna be busy.
I began reading to my baby when I was pregnant with her. Up to now, we enjoyed reading books together especially when it is time for bed. Reading books before bedtime helps her go to sleep and also gives my baby time to bond with me or with her daddy. She has few bedtime books. So far, her favorite books are Dora Says Goodnight and The Wheels On The Bus. Sometimes she points to her Counting Purse book. And on the number 8 page, she sees the eight cupcakes and tries to bite them. The other night she focused on the eight cupcakes in the book. I told her I will bake her cupcakes in the morning.
Brownies made cupcakes
And here’s the cupcakes. Well, I did not have a cupcake mix. So I baked the brownies mix and poured the mixture in the cupcake cups. When I gave them to my baby, she just ate like half of the cupcake and focused on picking the toppings. Baby was very excited and happy to see real cupcakes.
So whenever we read her Countin Purse book and we come to the 8 cupcakes, I tell her that we ate cupcakes, they’re yummy, and we’ll bake some again soon.