Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime | Toddling Through the Silicon Valley | Cheryl Bac | Almanac Online |

Local Blogs

Toddling Through the Silicon Valley

By Cheryl Bac

E-mail Cheryl Bac

About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

View all posts from Cheryl Bac

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime

Uploaded: Aug 24, 2016
It's not always easy to find activities, projects and crafts that are appropriate for both preschoolers and toddlers. Some supplies, such as scissors, glue and glitter, require a lot more parental assistance for a toddler. Some are too complicated for a toddler but too simple for a preschooler. And many projects take lots of time to prepare, are too open ended, or are too focused on the end result.

A few months ago my mom mailed me two books by Asia Citro. As a parent of a toddler and a preschooler, these books couldn't have arrived at a better time. I just love how her activities get kids thinking about what they can do with materials lying around the home.

When we flip through her books, filled with pictures of kids having fun with different doughs, slimes, water, and baking soda/vinegar reactions, the ideas just start flowing.

Most of the projects in her books take minutes to put together. And, most of the time, the projects interest both of our kids. I love how our son remembers lots of activities from the books and can combine them into one big project. And our daughter can grab measuring cups, figurines and other items to continue playing and experimenting as she chooses.

We've loved trying out the activities in these books on our own and with our friends this summer. And I'm looking forward to continue using them during the school year when we just want to spend some time playing together.
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Follow this blogger.
Sign up to be notified of new posts by this blogger.

Email:

SUBMIT

Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

After 10 years, Shalala Ramen to leave downtown Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 13,636 views

Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?
By Sherry Listgarten | 14 comments | 3,167 views

Premarital and Couples: I’m not getting what I need. How can I get him/her to change?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,791 views

ABAG's housing demands for local cities are too much
By Diana Diamond | 9 comments | 910 views

Family Video Chats
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 738 views