One day, not too long ago, I left P at school until 2pm. A family donated a large doll house full of dolls and furniture to her preschool. Staying longer gave her the opportunity to play with the house. Since that day P began building dollhouses out of books at home. She stands her books … Continue reading DIY Dollhouse
The lovely and amazing T gave me the book First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos. It’s been a fantastic book. Yesterday we did the taping session. I took out different shaped boxes and containers from our recycling can and then I set out many, many pieces of different kinds of tape. P was … Continue reading Tape it!
New favorite book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. Again, love the graphics and the story. As does P. She love so to say “Nooooo! Not box!” I bought this book for P when she was about 4 months old. Some books I keep on a higher shelf so I can keep them from becoming … Continue reading Not a Box
Miffy the Artist by Dick Bruna is P’s latest book of choice. We bought it on our recent visit to LACMA. Graphics grab me and P and this is our kind of art. Besides the great bold characters I love the book because it describes a visit to an art gallery, painting at home, colors … Continue reading Miffy the Artist
P’s favorite book is Shark-Mad Stanley by Andrew Griffin. We read it to her before every nap and bedtime. It was one of the books I picked up at Goodwill for $ .99 because it was missing the interactive CD. I grabbed it because I love the graphics. I’d like to know why P loves … Continue reading Shark-Mad Stanley
I love thrift store shopping. It’s like going on a safari. I’m hunting for unique finds at crazy good prices. Books are one of my favorite things to shop for. Given that we live in a 1950’s house I’m always looking for vintage books of the era for inspirations on design. Today I scored in … Continue reading Shhh, I’m hunting books!
Of all the books I read while pregnant this was my favorite. This in itself should tell you a lot about me. “What’s Going on in There?” was written by Lise Eliot, a neuroscientist and mother of three. It explains in scientific but layman’s terms how the brain develops from in utero to the first … Continue reading "What’s Going on in There?"