A Big Leap

I have always been one to play it safe. Maybe too safe, I’ve come to realize. After some thrilling smaller ventures away from my familiar life, I’m ready to take a big leap. Follow along on my volunteer journey to India.

PS: March 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:56 am

Does anyone from IPS have any ideas for a group of 15 2-5 year olds who don’t speak English and don’t have much room to move around?  We’ve been doing a lot of letters and numbers and some drawing, but looking for some creative endeavors.  We do have some resources at the house here.


3 Responses to “PS:”

  1. Linda Says:

    Hi Amy,

    Just got caught up with your blog. I had surgery and was i the hospital a few days. Erin has been home taking good care of me.
    I so enjoy looking at the photos you’ve taken. The children are so beautiful. It must be hard to keep boundaries and not want to adopt them.
    Have you done any meditating?
    That is wild about your roomate being from Osterville. Amazing or what!
    Hope this finds you feeling better.

  2. Alyssa Says:

    Please take care of yourself! Hope you don’t mind my chiming in on the activity front–have you tried using a deck of cards to play a memory or matching game? Even if there’s not much room, you could also try freeze dance (someone must have an ipod with speakers).

    BE WELL. xo

  3. Kathy S. Says:

    Hi Amy..ideas for children..not much space….hmmm. For sitting down, you can try matching games like suggested by Alyssa, also patterns of objects (red, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow…etc), grouping games (grouping by color, size, opposites – big-small, edible-nonedible, hard-soft for ex.).

    Not sure what you meant when you said there were some resources…

    Playdough is fun is you can come up with flour and salt. Making it is even more fun. Easy playdough is basically two cups flour, one cup salt, water as needed ( a little oil to the water makes it softer if you have it).

    If you have music, you can have the children copy what you do, tap head, clap hands, go to sleep, wake up, etc. The older children can think of things you can copy. This can be done sitting down or actually dancing around.

    Enjoy and good luck with the little ones. if you need more ideas, just ask.

    Miss you…Kathy

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