My daughter loves the IPad and Iphone. I went through all of the apps she uses and thought I would share them with you all. I know I love FREE stuff and you probably do too. I’ll work on updating it as time goes by to let you know what she likes what new apps we find.
Iphone Apps for Kids (Free)
Baby Flash Cards
My First Words Food Festival
Baby Piano (baby cortex)
Sound touch Lite
My First Puzzles Snakes
My First Puzzles Toys
Pretty Pet Salon Seasons
Toddler Puzzle Shapes
Doodle Fill (Also fun for mommy)
Fruit Ninja Lite (Also fun for mommy)
Cut the rope (Also fun for Mommy)
Feed Me! (pencil bot kids)
ABC Touch (Photo Touch)
Photo Touch Farm Animals
Preschool Memory Match
BB Magic Lite (Bob Books)
Peek a bouncer
Kneebouncer vol 1
Chicks (Also Fun for Mommy.. think of the game lemmings)
I like to let Ladybug choose what she wants to wear to school. Some days she matches and other days well let’s just say she is proud of her selections. She’s even asked to wear some of her dress up clothes to school. I’ll let her wear most anything she wants as long as it will not be a distraction to her or any of the other children at school. I would not let her go to school in a pony costume or something crazy like that because I know all of the focus would be on the costume and not on learning.
I have seen some crazy outfit choices over the past years. As long as she’s happy that’s really all that matters to me. If she wants to wear a purple polk-a-dot shirt with a green skirt and hot pink leggings, then so be it.
It’s important to me that I give her choices and that she be allowed to have some control over things in her daily life. Now, I’m not going to let her decide everything, just a few small things that will make her feel independent and like her opinion matters and that she can make a difference in her own life.
Ever since we planted the little flower pots in Lady Bug’s room, she has been asking about doing a lot of gardening. She told me that she wants to plant more flowers outside. Then she said she wants to have a super big garden with lots of food to eat.
She was soo excited that I took her to the toy store and bought her some little kid gardening tools. We found more than I thought we would. I got her a mini hoe, shovel, rake, watering can, and even a cute set of gloves with a matching apron.
I’m not sure that we’re going to have a “super big” garden like she asked for, but at least now she can have fun playing in the dirt in the backyard. Maybe we can turn a kiddie pool into a garden for her. I bet she would live that!
Earth Day is around the corner. I’m teaching my daughter about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. I want her to understand that it is our responsibility to take care of the Earth. I plan to do a few projects with her based on each of those principles to explain and reinforce this concept.
So far I’ve come up with starting a compost pile in the backyard, for the garden, to help recycle and reduce some of the waste we would normally throw away. I was also thinking it would be fun to have her sort the trash with me into the appropriate bins when we do recycling. I’m trying to think of some fun ideas for reusing items that she would get excited about. I can’t seem to think of any off the top of my head. I’d love any suggestions any of you migth have that I could do with my daughter.
Yesterday Lady Bug and I wandered through the aisles of one of our local department stores. We spent some time in the toy section but to my surprise we ended up sticking around the bed and bath area a lot longer. Lady Bug couldn’t get enough of all of the different bedding option they had set out for kids.
She told me she wanted to decorate her room in something new. She seemed drawn to a few different styles. She loved any of the sets that had a lots of pink or purple. She was eyeing a set with My Little Pony in pink for a particularly long while. She also drooled over a set that had some of her favorite Disney Princesses on it. In the end she couldn’t make up her mind which set she liked better. I held up the princess set in one hand and the pony set in the old and she told me she wanted both!
She cracks me up. She literally said, ” Mommy can I have a Princess pony room?” I laughed and told her as long as she was happy we would make it work. We ended up picking the princess blankets and the pony sheets. Now, maybe I think I’ll look for a new furniture set for her too to go with her new bedding and decorations.