Saturday, March 21, 2009
A Felt Busy Book
I snagged this idea from a post I saw on this blog, and thought I'd give it a try. It's a little buttoning activity that folds into a handy booklet for travel. You can visit her blog to get the full instructions. I hand-sewed mine, using the blanket stitch, and also added a pocket for storing the little felt pieces. Little Bean gave this a try this morning and was able to do it with relative ease. Miss O also tried it, and she did three or four buttons and then gave up. Still, I think this will present a challenging and interesting activity for them both, and of course strengthen those fine motor skills and improve concentration. I plan to leave it in the car, where they have long minutes of waiting, and something like this will seem more interesting and unique in the absence of all their other belongings.