DIY "figurines" | Christ-Centered Environment
All you do is print out pictures of the things you want them to have more exposure and play with... and use packing tape to add them to their blocks or other toys. I started with pictures of his family- his grandma, my mom, the temple and a church-house. Charlie has a really hard time going to nursery. So I figured if we added the church to his play, then maybe talking about it and seeing it, driving his family to it with his wood cars would help the transition go smoother.
We pulled up to church the following Sunday. And Charlie points and says "church, church!" FIRST VICTORY. He was stoked and he labeled it correctly.
He sat through our first hour perfectly. And then it was time for the dreaded transition. He held my hand and walked me to his class. He was starting to slow his walk as we headed in, then left my hand and reached for his leaders hand. WHAT. He said bye and did. not. cry.
Talking about church and what was going to happen just wasn't enough for this little guy to make that transition. Incorporating it into his everyday play... that was a kicker. I added Jesus and a few other pictures to some of his blocks because I want these things to be conversations and experiences that appear regularly as part of his life.
What pictures would you add to toys? And what toys would make sense for your child to play with?
Lauren Pace, MS | Parenting Coach | Child Behavior Coach | Logan, Utah | WA | Online