|Aria journals while waiting for the bus.|
Here's a list of Aria's personal favorites:
Color Coding Labels
Tape (especially fun, printed tape)
|Aria can find inspiration anywhere. Even the sidewalk as we wait for the bus that will take us home.|
|And again...on a bench waiting for the bus with her journal.|
So far Aria doesn't need prompts for inspiration. However, if you find that your kid does, it can be fun to add shapes or stick figures and ask your kid to fill in the picture. When they are older, other ideas could be to simply write a word or question and see how they respond via words and pictures. We also keep a journal for those hard to answer questions that Aria inevitably has when we are nowhere near the computer and internet. We simply write them down and look them up later. It keeps her from continually asking me questions I don't know the answer to since she knows that eventually we will dedicate some time to discover the answer. In addition, I date them so its kind of neat to look back and see what sorts of questions she asked at certain ages. Do your kids like to keep a journal? What sorts of things do they draw or write about?
Next week is Part II of the Tansy Doll Holiday Gift Guide. Check back for more lovely handmade gift ideas!