Thursday, December 12, 2013
One Way to Keep a Preschooler Busy During the Holidays
What to do?
Break out the old-school tech, of course.
The first step is: be sure you own a record player. (I'm partial to my Crosley, but any turntable will do as long as it's in working order.)
The second step: find a read-along record. Maybe you have one from your childhood. I found this Little Critter's Christmas record at a thrift store for a quarter.
Final step: save it for Christmas time. Only break it out when you need it. Show her how to follow along in the book, play the record, and use your next minutes wisely. You'll have to come back and switch from Side A to Side B but that's a small price to pay for a relatively still 3 year old.
She may want to listen again. You can reluctantly agree. Try to hide your glee, lest she catch on.
Play it, again, Mom.