Keep them busy: Cut and Paste Workbook

July 30, 2019

One of the struggles that I have being a full time and work at home mom is finding ways to keep Arya busy. I've recently put away her iPad and try limiting her screen time from everyday to at least 30 minutes per day during weekdays - only when I'm on a video call meeting or when I am doing my morning exercises, and I let her have it during weekdays.

One of the noticeable behaviour that got to me is when I handed her her iPad on Friday night, she wasn't going to Youtube anymore, but she was just playing the apps like Peppa Pig Painting, going to Spotify to listen to her playschool's playlist, reading app like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing that this is progress still.

Of course, since we are already getting into this routine, I wanted to stick with it as much as I can, and so one of the things I recently discovered is that she liked is this Cut and Paste work book that I bought from a friend who has been in the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. I think this is only around P120.00 with so many pages to fill-out already.

We have this in the book shelve for a long time but it's only two days ago that she got interested with it. One thing I also noticed currently is that Arya doesn't like colouring as much as the other kids her age are. She's more interested into writing, connecting lines, and painting blank pages so I was also surprised when I saw her getting interested and doing this work book.

It's good that I have spare art papers lying around the house. I let her pick which colours she likes and I'll be the one to cut it into squares. I don't let her use this scissor because it's too big for her and we don't have the kids' size scissors yet + I'm overthinking, what if she accidentally poke someone with it.

This glue was just something I bought from the 7/11 store. Cost me about P15.00 I think. It's water base so it's not messy even though it could get on the sheets, or her pajamas, or on the floor. Very easy to clean and wash off.

This work book managed to keep her busy for almost an hour which is already a big help for me especially when I'm busy doing reports, launching facebook ads, attending video call meetings, etc. She did managed to finish 3 pages for that duration. Whenever she feel like using another colour, she just let me know what she like and I'll just pause whatever it is I'm doing for a few seconds.

Eventually she got bored with it and threw the cut squared papers on the floor, showering it on her head and raining confettis all over the house. *rolls eyes

Makalat but definitely worth it. I'm waiting for the next Big Bad Wolf Book Sale so I can get nice work books for Arya next time. I think you can also check leading book stores for work books such as this one. :)

Rookie Mommy PH - Any other suggestions to keep em' busy?

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