:: See Mommy Work- Keeping kids entertained around the house. ::
If your children are anything like mine, they like to be wherever you are and do whatever you are doing [and don't usually want them to do]. I found keeping 'just like mommy' items in strategic locations helps advert melt downs and repeating the word 'No' dozens of times.
For example, in the office I have a spare keyboard and mouse that the kids are allowed to play with, bang on, or play with as they please. In the bathroom, I have an extra hairbrush and toothbrush, a left over toilet paper tube, or empty lotion bottle for little fingers to experiment with. Finally, in the kitchen we have a kid drawer. It's at the perfect hight for those beginning Cruisers. There is no organization to this drawer and everything can be dumped and refilled as many times as he finds interesting. Other kitchen items that seem to entertain our troops are metal bowls and wooden spoons, whisks are quite fascinating, cookie cutters, and empty food boxes.
What other 'just like mommy' items fascinate your kids so you can get a few things done [in peace] every once in awhile?
Mom Tips is a new column we are going to try out on Mondays. If you have any suggestions, or tips you would like to share, let me know. Us mom's can use all the help we can get!
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