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September 3rd, 2009, 07:09 AM
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Curious for ideas... I'm an AP mama of two teens, a 4yo, a 3yo and a newborn. DH is on leave right now (had the baby a week ago) but goes back to work next week, which leaves me home with three little ones. The 4yo goes to preK (for speech therapy) four mornings a week, but the times are such that I can't fit in the play group or library time for the 3 year old (times are just off, I wouldn't be able to be here to pick the 4yo up from the bus). The reason I'm asking is because the 3yo is absolutely heartbroken each time big sister gets on the bus to go to school, so I want have something thats for her. Of course, whatever I plan for the 3 yo has to be flexible because of our newest. I did pick up a brainquest workbook so she can have "school" here (letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc)... but I want to have some way to have special time for just her and I as she seems to be more tearful this past week, more easily offended, quickly agitated and whining constantly since the baby came home and I want to be able to help her adjust to all these changes.

Oh, she doesn't seem to be jealous of the baby... but she gets REALLY jealous if I'm snuggling/sitting beside the 4yo and holding the baby at the same time.
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September 3rd, 2009, 09:01 AM
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I have a 5, 2, and newborn.

My 5 year old of course goes to Kindy Mon-Fri, my 2 year old really misses her, so I've been trying to do more with her.

Yesterday, we baked brownies together. Today we're going to do cookies.


Could you maybe do some fun things like that with your 3 year old while the baby naps?

Other things I plan on doing:
Homemade playdoh
finger paints
Foam crafts


Hope this helps some.
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September 3rd, 2009, 04:12 PM
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My Dd will be 3 on Monday, My baby is due to arrive the 12th (Saturday). We have enrolled her in a montessori program 3 days a week, but I am a barely working Mom with a dh that works @ 60 hours. Some of my "plans" for helping DD adjust are: lots of park and walks in the woods time. Art time,she LOVES messes. Playdates.She loves story and song time so we'll do lots of that. Basically what we do now but I'll be wearing her brother.

We had an awesome experience with Music Together multiple sessions,and I HIGHLY recommend looking for a class near you, Its affordable really engaging and child directed and your DD can bring the music into the family and introduce her sis to it.
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September 4th, 2009, 12:24 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I may have to do more walks/park time. We're stationed in Germany so even if there was a Music Together (or something similiar) it would be in German and my language skills are NOT efficient enough to go to a class full of non-english speaking mama's. I would end up frustrated and in tears (working on my german, but I'm not a quick language learner... I learn best by immersion and its still taken me 2 1/2 years to learn what little I know).

There are three parks near here that we can go to. Maybe we'll get lucky and find out that the local homeschooling group will have a pre-K playgroup or something.
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September 4th, 2009, 03:56 AM
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You have gotten some great suggestions so far
What I like to do here with my little ones is bake They love it
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September 4th, 2009, 04:06 AM
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I love to bake too, just HATE cleaning up afterwards LOL I couldn't begin to imagine how much of a mess I'd end up making with her help hehehe
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