with a culmination and a final chord.
Tag Archives: детское творчество
Бумажный шар на ёлку своими руками
As I mentioned in one of the previous posts, my daughters got a mail from Christmas elves and the elves asked them to make a paper ball. The elves actually sent two coloring pages with ornaments to use for the creation, but we also did it using a paper randomly coloured with watercolours.
All these reflections just fascinate me!
Yes, our little baby girl is two month old already! She grew a lot, we spent past month under a sunshine of her smiles. She likes to talk and also learned to cry when she desperately needs something. It’s not like she hasn’t cried before, but this cry is somehow different from the one she did in her first month. So this is also a sign that she is getting older. Past few days of her life are also remarkable for Marge’s discovery of her fists. She stacks them into her mouth and intently munches her fingers with a unconcerned look. It seems that I have to hurry with a mobile I wanted to make for her, or I’ll miss the right time.
As Marge grows her sisters change as well. Their intention to help me with Marge is so huge that I can step aside and just watch their energy flowing in a right place. I haven’t seen so much initiative for months! They wash dishes (even though it has been my prerogative before), help me cook, hang clean clothes, through away used diapers. They even don’t mind entertaining Marge for a little bit if I need to leave the room for a moment. I am really proud of my girls!
I’ve started a new crochet cardigan for Marge lately. I’ve searched for a nice and not so common pattern for it, but haven’t found any. So it was decided to make one by myself. I actually have already started bringing to life my idea and crocheted four rows, but then realized, that I had made a mistake in the very first stitch of the first row! Can you imagine my disappointment when I had to rip it all out and start over my project!
Though May is almost over, it is still enough time for mayflowers to bloom and May thunderstorms to moisturize the air through nights. I saw a great thundercloud through kids room’s window yesterday. I hardly had time to take a picture, the cloud had covered all of the skies and it started pouring. However, it didn’t rain too long, not more than a few minutes. Now i’m looking at my daughters’ paintings of a rainy day from their art class and feeling really inspired to paint one by myself. I wish I had a time for this!
Oh, I love summer rain with it’s warm puddles!
Dear english readers: please scroll down.
Май пришёл в Ригу с холодной, ветренной погодой. Смотря на уже совсем уверенно зелёные деревья за окном, совсем не хочется верить цифре, которую показывает градусник. Температура снова опустилась до 7 градусов. Зато весенняя прохлада в доме — отличный повод согреться за выпечкой овсяных печений по новому рецепту.
С последнего занятия по рисованию дочки принесли мне по нарисованной вазе с подсолнухами и самый настоящий букет одуванчиков.
А в соседней ваза большой букет тюльпанов от мужа.
Я всерьёз задумалась о митенках, но пока подыскивала себе идеи на Pinterest, случайно вдохновилась вязанными сапожками для малышей. Марго не будет лишним погреть ножки, пока дома так холодно. Экспериментирую.
А вот таким был апрель за нашим окном: тёплым, в основном солнечным и очень живописным!
Занятие с детьми: мини-книжки!
One article from a foreign blog caught my attention a few days ago . It was about different ways of stickers’ usage in children’s activities. There was one point that I liked most. It was about writing and illustrating your own tiny book. The original idea was taken from the Nurture Store blog. I decided to give it a try.
We’ve always liked stickers, so I had some in my drawer and we could try the idea in the same day.
The result was even better than I had expected. Children accepted new challenge with a great enthusiasm. And of course stickers made this activity more attractive in children eyes.
Anastasia made a book about flower fairies. She wrote a story and illustrated the book all by herself. Veronika did a pretty nice work too, but it was hard for me to keep her within few characters per one story. She doesn’t write yet, so I did it instead of her. She told me the story, that I helped her to turn into short clear sentences and then wrote it down.
We made two books with Veronika. I suggested to her a plan of how to write a story:
- Start with “once upon a time” and set a scene: tell, who is the main character in your story, where and what did he do
- what did happen
- how did it all end
С Вероникой мы сделали 2 книги. На второй раз я ей предложила следующий вспомогательный план:
- Завязка. Начинаем со слов “однажды”, “как-то раз”, “жил-был”. Знакомим с главным героем сказки: кто это, где он был и что делал.
- Кульминация. Что произошло?
- Развязка. Чем всё закончилось.
The second book Veronika made backwards: in front was the last page and the book itself had to be read from the back to the front. Dealing with this issue, we decided to put page numbers. Veronika promised me to be more careful next time. We made our books using French folding as it was suggested in the original post. Book had six pages and every two of them could be devoted to one point of the plan.
Our written stories can be read by kids to each other or for toys. We liked this activity a lot and we’ll do it again for sure!
Наклейки, конечно, можно использовать любые, но мне очень нравятся из серии Deco, что продаются в книжном Jāņa Roze. В каждой упаковочке по три (одинаковых) листика с симпатичными наклейками. Например, такие.
Дом, милый дом!
I love to be home! To woke up and see through my window a huge thundercloud shining in the sun above the neighbour house… To sleep on the bed that is big enough for everyone including me and my workstation…
Когда, просыпаясь с утра, видишь весеннюю дождевую тучу над соседним домом, залитым солнцем..
Когда на кровати хватает места для всех и меня, да ещё и рабочую станцию можно разместить..
And the oldest daughter surprised me with a Happy Birthday card for Marge!