Treasure and Lost Things.

If your little people are anything like mine, when you return from absolutely anywhere, their pockets are stuffed.  Anything could be in there from someone else’s discarded shiny sweet wrappers, to acorns, fir cones, and rocks (not stones, but rocks!!).  My little lady had a secret compartment in the inner sole of her clarks school shoes….I’d empty this every day …

Routines

Our little family thrives on having some structure to its day…I know I’ve written about unstructured play, but by routine I mean an overall general routine applied to our day, everyday, so everyone knows where they stand.  Otherwise, completely unstructured days can be just as overwhelming for little ones as too much structured play.  Therefore when we thought about this …