I am hoping that 2013 will be the "year of downsizing and organizing." We have been blessed with so much and it's time to de-clutter and share the wealth. :)
I am not a New Year's resolution type of person. Instead, I like to come up with realistic resolutions at the beginning of each month that will better me as a person or better our lives as a whole. However, there are a few things I am hoping for in 2013:
- That my husband finishes sewing the new curtains for the dining room. (Yes, HE SEWS and took on this project himself. I'm a lucky gal, I know.)
- I will continue to live more in the moment and cherish the little things because time is a blessing and is something we will never get back.
- I will strive not to worry about petty stuff and focus on what is important with this short time I have here on this earth.
This past year went way too fast, but whether I am ready or not, another year is upon us. It's time to say good-bye to 2012 and embrace 2013 and all the trials and blessings that will come with it. It's a time to be open to whatever the Lord has planned for us.
CHEER THE YEAR: Here's a little song I found at www.preschooleducation.com to share to get your children excited about the new year that is coming.
Cheer the Year
Original Author Unknown
Sung to: "Row, row, row your boat"
Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one's just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let's go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year!
This is a great fine motor activity for preschoolers because they have to pick up the little items to put inside the bottle. You could also incorporate math by counting the items before your child puts them in the bottle and as they are being dropped in. If you are using rice, a funnel will make the job a lot easier.
This can also be turned into a gross motor activity by marching and shaking the noisemaker and/or running with the noisemaker.
This will help your child learn the days of the week, the concept of today, yesterday and tomorrow and counting. Make it a habit and mark the day off before bed each night.
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