With the birth of our second drawing closer and the memory of an early arrival for our first-born still fresh, I have been planning crazily for our new addition! One of the things that I would like to accomplish soon is the assembly of a basket full of little goodies our 17 month old can enjoy while I am indesposed (hopefully due to caring for an infant and not because I am on bed rest!).
So far, my basket (which is just a shopping bag at present) has two paint with water coloring books, paint brushes, and a few sweets to use for treats. I am thinking about getting some small containers of PlayDoh (perhaps I'll add a few mini cookie cutters and a small rolling pin to this), a few more plastic animals for her farm collection, and a book or two. We will, of course, be availing ourselves of the library (hopefully Papa will be able to make a few trips during my 40 days), but other than that, I am stumped!
What suggestions do you wiser mothers have for me? I'd like to keep cost to a minimum, but am open to pretty much anything that a toddler will find novel! Thank you!
Painting by Jessie Wilcox Smith