Posts Tagged ‘childhood memories’

Today on my personal blog, Why Amy Smiles, I share a fun interview you can do with your child to forever capture his unique preferences at this moment in time, along with ways to adapt the interview for very young children and even babies.

Follow this link to the blog post, where you can download the interview sheets for free:

http://whyamysmiles.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/free-printable-capture-your-childs-life-now-with-this-new-years-interview/

I hope you enjoy interviewing your child. Dictating his answers for you will be great language workout for your little one. More importantly, in my opinion, how fun it will be to look back later and see how very much his answers have changed!

Enjoy learning together.

I’ll admit it.

When I see a book I loved as a child, you can bet I’ll be snapping it up for my own kiddos. So when my firstborn was little and I found a new copy of The Sesame Street 1, 2, 3 Storybook, I grabbed it and ran for the check-out counter. I’ve now enjoyed this cute counting book with all four of my children, and each time it has brought back fond memories of being read to by my own mom when I was a little girl. (Isn’t that a memory we all hope for with our kids?)

Cover art by Michael Frith

Honestly, I don’t even know if this exact book is still available, but there are plenty of Sesame Street books out there. And if you read any of them with YOUR little one, why not follow up with a special, healthy snack-time activity by making this edible Bert and Ernie pair from fruit?

I got the idea from here and adapted it by using a cherry tomato instead of candy. My little one, who has never actually seen an episode of Sesame Street, loved counting along with this book. She and I had so much fun putting this treat together, and she proudly showed off the finished product all over the house, delighted that her older siblings recognized the duo immediately. What better motivation could you provide to eat something so healthy?

Fun, fun.

Enjoy learning together!