Like all of my children, Lily loves to draw. She also adores gymnastics – more than I thought possible of a barely-two-year-old girl. BUT she has to wait for the end of Emma and Johnny’s hour-long class, followed by a 15-minute break.
To make the waiting more tolerable, we play this simple game. I draw smiley faces, and she adds arms, legs, and hair. She loves filling page after page with these little guys. She’s learning body parts, size: “Mama, make a BIG smiley face. Mama, make a little smiley face”, colors: “Make a pink smiley face. Make an orange smiley face”, and – the best part – having fun!
How do you keep your little ones entertained while they wait?