So How Do I Get Any Work Done Without Any Toys?

Some of you may be wondering how in the world I get any work done around the house without a lot of toys for Ellie.

My answer?

Potato peels!

I know I blogged about this earlier but as I watched Ellie play with these yesterday while I made dinner, I realized that this really is a great developmentally appropriate game for her to play.  She spend a solid 20-30 minutes transferring the peels back and forth between the two containers, completely absorbed.  Once she’s a little older, we’ll probably do the same thing with containers of dry beans and a scoop but for now, peels are working great!

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5 Responses to So How Do I Get Any Work Done Without Any Toys?

  1. Skip the beans and stick with the potato peels. Beans reek if they get wet.

  2. Maya Fitz says:

    I’m totally going to do this. Thanks 🙂

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