Showing posts with label Washi Tape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washi Tape. Show all posts
Do you remember playing with these reusable sticker books from when you were little? They had these waxy/laminated pages where you can stick and peel off stickers without ruining/ripping them.

I really wanted to get one for BB so that she could have her own sticker collection one day! Right now, she just sticks them on me.

Most sticker pads I've encountered nowadays have the recommended age of 3 and up printed on them. However, from what I've read online, many parents introduced stickers at around 18 months (with supervision, of course) as activities to help build fine motor skills.

I personally love stickers, and couldn't wait to introduce stickers to BB as soon as I felt that she was ready for them. Mui Mui, unfortunately, is still a bit too young to appreciate them.

DIY Reusable Sticker Book / Sticker Album with Recycled Material
BB started daycare during the summer shortly after Mui Mui was born. It was a difficult decision to put her into daycare because I had a year of maternity leave ahead of me, which meant I didn't have to go to work.

However, I just knew that there was really no way that I could take care of both of them on my own five days a week.

For the longest time, I was reluctant to put BB into daycare because she wasn't able to talk. At 20 months, we had an assessment with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and found that she had a speech delay and required speech therapy.

By the time she started daycare at 26 months, she only had a handful of words and often needed prompting to say them.

I was always scared that if I put BB into daycare at the time, she wouldn't be able to tell anyone if she got hurt. Or perhaps even neglected because she wasn't able to communicate effectively.

However, I have heard from many parents about how their child/children learn so much from other kids at daycare. It gave me a lot of hope that BB will learn to socialize and eventually learn how to talk one day.

During our daycare orientation, the teachers asked us to create a "ME Book" for BB. This book can contain photos, cards, stickers, letters/notes, etc.

Anything that she may find comforting when she is having a difficult time saying goodbye or when she misses us anytime throughout the day.

We haven't printed out photos in a long time. In fact, I still have this empty picture frame I got from our honeymoon that I have yet to fill. After I had picked up the photos that night, I tried to sit down with BB so that we can enjoy them together.

Nonetheless, she was more interested in playing with my washi tape and trying to "feed" them to her bunnies.

I didn't spend a lot of time putting the ME Book together, but I was really proud of how it turned out.

It's very similar to smash booking which is merely a form of memory keeping. In comparison to scrapbooking, smash booking is kinda random and often doesn't require much planning and organizing.

For the ME Book, I basically taped down all the photos using washi tape and added some stickers from BB's collection as embellishments.

Daycare ME Book, Smashbook, Quick Scra pbook
BB looks like a little model from a catalog in this picture. I love it!

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