Preschool age is a fun-filled adventure
that our children take us on with them. They are so full of life and
ready to take on the world.
They are also very sensitive little ones
who don't always understand why they can't help us, or why they can't
master a task that they are trying really hard at. That is where
creativity on our part comes in!
|For instance, when they are trying really
hard to put their shoes on, it can be frustrating! You can help it
be more fun and less stressful for them by using a marker. Put
smiley faces on the inside sole of each shoe. Tell your child that when
the faces are smiling at each other, that's when their shoes are on the
right feet! And, when they want to help you around the house, you
can get an old white sock. Draw a face on it and have them put it
over their hand as a puppet. The puppet can then go around the house
and eat dust! It's fun for them and helps them feel like the are big
There are two more ideas I'd like to
mention for our tender, small ones. When you need to leave them,
whether it's with a baby-sitter or at preschool, it can be hard on them.
Put lipstick on and kiss the back of their little hands. Tell them
that your kisses will be with them all day long! That can bring a
big smile to a little tearful face.
And as we all know, little bumps and
bruises can be very traumatic for our children. Find a lotion bottle
and decorate it with fun stickers and designs. Then label it
"Hurt Cream." It can sure make those owies and their hurt
hearts feel a whole lot better.
Enjoy this time with your little learner.
Enjoy the tenderness of it all before it leaves you as quickly as it came.
About the Author
Dionna Sanchez is mom to one teenager and
two "little learners." She is Editor of Emphasis On Moms at http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com/