Getting the little person out of my hair for a couple of minutes

Everyone knows that when there is a little person in the house they tend to get in mummy’s hair all the time.  And I mean literally get in my hair.  My daughter has no problem sitting on top of me all day long.  She thinks it is hilarious.  I came across the blog Confessions of a homeschooler a couple of days ago and I think it is absolutely genius.  Mind you I think any one who decides to home school their children and can actually do it without killing themselves or the kids must be super human anyways.

I found this Alphabet Tracing Sheet there.  I printed it on thick card stock and had it laminated and got a nice bright red whiteboard marker for it too.

And she loves it.

It is such a simple idea that keeps her entertained for a couple of minutes at a time ( 4 year olds have attention span issues ). I have read about busy bags before which are basically just bags or boxes filled with things to do, color, count or whatever; but after trying out this idea I think I need to put a couple of them together and keep one in the car and one at home and one in my handbag so there is always something fun for her to do when she gets bored.


  • At 2012.02.22 19:30, Mona said:

    That’s a great idea! I think people who homeschool must have tons of patience. I think I’d lose it.

    • At 2012.02.23 10:01, jessyz said:

      I think I might have considered it if I lived in a bigger house with a garden and easy access to a public park so she could have enough social interaction. But their blogs are an awesome resource for fun stuff for the little ones to do that are interesting, entertaining and still educational at the same time.

      • At 2012.02.22 20:29, Chika said:

        Super cute! I can’t wait for mine to be old enough and start tracing!

        • At 2012.02.23 10:02, jessyz said:

          Very very very soon. and then she will be drawing all over you too

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