The journey started at the local library. Looking for a way to teach our daughter some early reading skills we checked out a Launch Pad from our local public library.
Viv selected Pango Zoo and we started our adventure.
From star to finish this game hit every mark. The actions were intuitive and our four year old began experimenting immediately with great success. She was able to progress through the elements of the mini plots for each little vignette where she helped an animal in trouble. The characters are dynamic and while non verbal they communicate their feelings perfectly through gesture and sounds. I found myself grinning throughout the game at every little surprise and delight and laughed out loud more than once.
If you have a chance to check one out or pick a Launchpad up for yourself or download from the App Store
I highly recommend it.
As my daughter well knows crowns of all sorts are very necessary accessories. If you think about what it must be like to go through a day with the imagination of a four year old and a crown on your head the possibilities are endless.
Whenever I get out crafting supplies one of my kids asks what I am making. When I told my oldest that I was making crowns to give as birthday presents for a couple of upcoming parties, he requested one. I had a crown pattern drawn with stars on it and when I showed him he requested more points and to change the stars to diamonds. So this project was designed by my oldest and sewn by me. He is my biggest critic, greatest source of inspiration and the king of the castle. At least one of the kings of the castle, my youngest is challenging him at every step. No one around here wants to be the dirty rascal.
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I came, I saw, I sewed!
Welcome to the very first post of my super new DIY toy series. *drum roll* Ladies and Gentleman, I am more than excited and proud to introduce the DIY Felt Tools—a series of 6 very cute felt toys. This series is going to cover the following: a saw, a screwdriver, a hammer, a wrench, a carpenter square, and a tool belt.
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Excellent Step by Step Instructions. Thanks for sharing. Could make for a great rainy day Spring project with our 4 year old!
This is the second part of a very basic rooster costume consisting of a comb and a beak (with wattles). For the comb tutorial please click here. As is the case for the comb, the beak is also made from felt and comes with two wattles at each side. The nose is stuffed in order to allow for a nice picking experience… 😉 Nevertheless, there is enough room left for small (and big) noses.
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