My kids are finally at the age where they can start reading a clock. Actually, my 5 year old has probably been ready for a while now, but we have so few clocks in our house that the opportunity to practice seldom arises. I came across these adorable clock pillows the other day and knew immediately that I wanted to make one for the girls.
It’s still a work-in-progress, with progress being halted until I can get some Wonder under or Steam-a-Seam. I can’t wait to finish it and show them how to move the hands around to make different times. In the meantime, we’ve been practicing reading time with this clock-matching game.
It’s funny how things have changed since the girls started school full-time. Before, I would spend much of my day trying to fill up the time with the kids; reading, playing games, going outside. I yearned for more time to indulge in my sewing. Now, I have all the time in the world for my making, but little time with them to actually use the things I make or play the new games they’re learning in school. Making time for us has become a priority. It’s a must in order for the house to continue to run smoothly. Without our time together we easily become disconnected to one another, resulting in moodiness and impatience all around. Do you notice the same thing in your household?
So, first I’ll focus on making the clock, and then I’ll focus on making the time.