What she really could use is something to keep her busy during Lydia's school time. The poor girl has colored until she can color no more and I'm afraid she simply has tired of it! Here were a few of my ideas...
Mighty Mind Puzzles~
Pros~ Much variety so as not to get easily bored. Excellent for developing thinking skills. I actually used it growing up so I know it's fun!
Cons~ 62 pieces. Take my word for it, that just does not work in our house!!!
Pros~ Promotes good hand/eye coordination. Getting to "sew" like a big girl ( Mommy has yet to put a real needle in her hands even though Lydia gets to sew occasionally).
Cons~ 10 pieces. As pathetic as this may sound, that still doesn't do very well at our house! I'm also concerned that maybe it wouldn't hold her attention for very long.
I have been interested in the "Signing Time" videos for a long time. They are supposedly really great at teaching children sign language in a fun a creative way. While I think Bethany would really enjoy this, I'm afraid it might be more of a gift for Mommy to use with future little ones!
So here we are. Not fully loving any of our ideas and yet feeling slightly stuck. So please, PLEASE, if you have any experience that would be helpful with any of these products, or any fresh inspiration ( no puzzles! My husband has a hate relationship with puzzles right now!), please share!!!