so I have been doing too much blogging. Im reading so many great blogs about crafts and things people are making - where are all these folks? They are definately not in my town!
Anyways, if there really is time to sew, make cute little things, ponder under a tree and grow your own sprouts, I want to be doing it!
So, I have no excuses (or I'm not making any) I have four days at home with a very intelligent, responsive and easily stimulated kid. I can be doing fun stuff with him...I know it! I know hes young, but we made play dough on the weekend. - from erika's blog, (I'm almost proud to say we didnt have any white flour, so we made whole grain play dough - ooo how crunchy!) Marcel sort of played with it...he was confused as to why every time I made soemthing and gave it to him it sort of squished in his fingers.... but it was so fun!
So, Im now searching high and low for fun, crafty things to do with a toddler...
Granted I know its early, (hes 18 months) but eventually we have to think about school, and about what school to send marcel to, I would love him to go to a Waldorf, but that may not be in the bag, so I have to do my best to offer him what I can at home -
What do you think are the most important things for a child to learn? Ok of course, human and spiritual qualities (virtues) are the most important, but our activites and ways we live are what teach us those things...
Im making a brainstorm below
Things to try to teach my kid before he's bigger than me:
how to pray and meditate
play an instrument
make things he can use (sewing)
write html (thats his dad's job)
read and love it
express himself through an artform
find a sport and physical activity to pursue
play with anything lying around and make it fun
im sure theres many more...let me know!