Thursday, February 5, 2009
Feed All the Little Birds
Hello, I wanted to let you know that over at BabyCenter I just reviewed The Siblings' Busy Book, including a really insightful interview with the authors and a giveaway that you can sign up for through Sunday. It's a neat book with 200 ideas for things siblings of different ages can do together, sharing materials, helping each other, learning together and bonding.
Sabrina, CC and I made good use of the book as I tried the various activities in preparation for writing the review. One of our favorite activities was Feed All the Little Birds, which involved making bird feeders out of pipe cleaners and round cereal like Cherrios or Fruit Loops.
It never would have occurred to me to involve CC in such an activity, but except for snacking on Cherrios, this was a crafty hit with her as much as it was with Sabrina. For me it was just sweet to watch CC be so excited to finally be part of a “real” project and Sabrina help her and encourage her.
Sabrina made circles out of the pipe cleaners and looped them together. After we hung the feeder Sabrina pointed out to CC the birds that enjoyed the snacks. Children’s cooperation at its best!