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Keeping Busy (and Tooting My Own Horn)

We have had quite a week. Joash has been sick for a good chunk of it. Thankfully, today he finally seems to be getting better.

When he is feeling better, I am trying to find some new and different things to keep him entertained. One of my favorite things I use is my 50 Things to Do With Your Baby from Usborne. Even if I didn't sell Usborne, I would be sharing how great these cards are. On each card is a different activity that you can do with your child using things you have around the home. When I can sense that we are getting a little bored, I pull out the next card and we try out that activity. They are great and easy to use. I also like that they have a 5 different sets of these cards for different age groups.

Joash's two favorite so far have been making a tent and playing with boxes. I have a big box and in the big box are a bunch of little boxes which he likes to take out and open and then put back in the box.

Thanks Usborne for making this great parenting tool!


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