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Beach Small World Play

I am finally finding time to sit down at the computer to blog.
 It has been a few weeks.
It feels like longer.

We went on a two week vacation to visit family in Utah and then were busy with unpacking when we got home.

The most distracting thing, but best thing, was the proposal.
Jerry asked me to marry him! Ahhhh! I am so excited! 
I spent a good week wedding planning, pintresting, and talking to friends about the upcoming wedding.  I want to continue burying myself in wedding plans but know I have responsibilities and I need to get back to daily activities with the kids.

Before we left for Utah I made a Beach small world play/ sand sensory bin.
Since we have returned it has been played with multiple times. 

Each of my little dragons chose what toys they wanted to play with in the bin. 

Athena a mini lady, Spencer a monster truck. 

No surprises there. :)

                           I added sea shells and other little people. 

I made a 'castle' out of 2 toilet paper rolls and some playdough squeezed into mild triangles.
The kids loved it.

By the end they had explored the whole bin and moved things all around.

Today I started a Summer Smart Plan I found at Costco.  I am behind because it is a 10 week lesson plan but we will do what we can and it gets us moving, thinking, and reading.
I also found some really neat books called Bobs Books at Costco for a great price.  All the kids ages 2-6 love these books!  The kids 4-6 can read them!
Bob Books is a collection of books (many collections available), flashcards, and a parents guide to help teach your kids how to read.  I bought the sight word collection and it was worth every penny!


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