Why are we talking about Busy Bags & Quiet Time?
So, what are Busy Bags & Quiet Time Activities?
Busy Bag: a simple, age appropriate activity that can be pulled out, easily assembled and completed by your child.
These are perfect for when you need a few uninterrupted minutes but don’t want to let your little one veg in front of the television.
Quiet Time Activity: generally geared towards older toddlers, preschoolers, or early elementary aged kids who have given up napping.
Establishing a quiet time of independent play gives the child a little down time and the parent a little uninterrupted time as well. Even if you work away from home throughout the week, setting up an afternoon quiet time on the weekends can be a sanity saver.
That’s right, a full month of ideas to help your babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and young elementary aged children play and learn with quiet and independent activities.
What you can expect during this month long series?
Lots of free busy bag printables!
We’ll show you how to make at least 20 different inexpensive and fun busy bags.
We’ll also show you how we use a daily quiet time for our 4 and 5 year old.
As a bonus, we even have a couple baby approved activities ready to share.
We’ll also highlight great busy bag and quiet time ideas from other moms around the web.
Finally, on October 31st, we’ll host a busy bag and quiet time activities link up so you can show off the activities you’ve made!
We’re so excited to share with you our busy bag printables. These files will make putting together your own busy bags very easy. We have 16 individual Busy Bag downloads that we’ll be offering for free. Yes, FREE! The links to these downloads will be included in the posts that highlight the particular busy bags.
However, if you prefer one download or you don’t want to have to wait to get access to the links, you can purchase one easy download from our Teacher’s Notebook store for only $3.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for our first installment of Quiet Time Tuesday where we’ll share our own quiet time experience and how we provide independent activities for our 4-year-old and 5-year-old. Remember you can sign up for free emails so you won’t miss any of our busy bags or quiet time posts.
Today’s Question: Have you ever heard of or used busy bags or quiet time activities? We’d love to hear your thoughts on our upcoming series.
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