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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tell Me Thursday~ Jungle Fun

Last week, through a comment left on my Wordless Wednesday, I stumbled onto a fun meme called, Tell Me Thursday. I love that sometimes, I will be able to take advantage of how hard it is for me to keep quiet about my photos, and follow up my Wordless Wednesday posts with an explanation on Thursday. I'm not sure I'll always do it, but sometimes, I'll be unable to resist. Often I get questions about my Wordless Wednesday posts, so this will also be a great opportunity to followup with those.


This week, I posted some photos of a fun set of toys Sugar Bear received for Christmas from her paternal grandparents. They are called, Kid K'NEX. We both LOVE them. I adore the funny little creatures we can make, and Sugar loves making the train. She as always been a lover of trains. Somehow, she hasn't been drawn to the whole Thomas madness, but regular old generic trains are intriguing to her.


Often as we play, she sets me to the task of making the animals, while she busies herself making the train. She requires a bit of help at times, but I enjoy the process of encouraging her creativity, and problem solving skills. I try to refrain from jumping to the rescue, and often use the opportunity to work with her on patience, and calming her body when she gets frustrated. We stop our play, and do some deep breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth when the agitation of struggling to get the pieces to fit just right starts to feel overwhelming.  I figure it is a nice non-threatening moment to stretch her abilities.  Humorously, it also tends to be a moment of growth for me. Sometimes, I have to curb my own creativity to allow for her ideas. Mama thinks she just might have to pull those little suckers aside, so that after bedtime....I can create to my heart's desire. Tee hee....


Me thinks....we might need more!

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TuTu's Bliss said...

The middle is my favorite. I am never dissapointed when I stop in. You always have stunning pics and fun tips. I think we need some of these knex things. Hugs, jen

Janet said...

What a fun way to spend special time together! I love the breathing and "patience" learning opportunity!
Your photographs are amazing - the expressions on Sugar Bears face are so sweet! Well done!

jeanette said...

Oh I love those toys. I need to get more for my kids

Autumn said...

That middle one is priceless! Bug often gets frustrated when he can't get something. I never thought of having him stop and breath... I'll have to try that.

Tabitha Blue said...

These photos of SB are so sweet!! I love the coloring. What a fun set of toys!


Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

What gorgeous photos. I also checked out your WW post and just loved the train and other toys yall made. Such creativity and fun seeping out of those photos and objects.

Thank you for sharing your photos and your story!

Maude Lynn said...

That first picture is just stunning!

Baby Puppy loves KNEX, too.

Tanya said...

That first pic is breathtaking!!!

Christina said...

Love the idea of "tell me Thursday!" Those KNEX are so cool. And so are you for finding learning opportunities in everything.

Oh, and SB's expression in the second shot is PRICLESS!

Tell Me Thursday said...

Such great photos and a great story to go with it! Thanks for playing!

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Wonderful photos. Very cute, and nice story behind them.

Anonymous said...

That middle picture is perfect!!!

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