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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WFMW: Stickers

One of the hardest things about parenting an active, intelligent 2 1/2 year old is keeping her quiet & still when she needs to be quiet & still. We definitely don't have it all figured out, but one accidental discovery has helped tremendously during church: the girl loves stickers.

It started with a little sheet of tiny stickers that came with a Happy Meal toy. I took the stickers along in her bag, thinking they'd be good for 5 minutes of distraction. I was wrong - she played with them for a solid 30 minutes, without making a single peep.

When we got our egg-dyeing kits for Easter, I was thrilled to see a big sheet of tiny stickers in each box. There are probably 6 dozen stickers on each sheet, and since I only let her play with 12-16 at a time, they will last us quite awhile!

Tiny, cheap stickers keeping my girl QUIET and occupied during church? That definitely works for me!

For more tips, head over to Works-For-Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family!


Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Stickers are great! Another similar "toy" that my kids loved was a roll of scotch tape!

DairyQueen said...

great tip! I just got some great stickers on the 75% off Easter sale at walgreens. I think I'll hit up the dollar stores today :)

Courtney said...

stickers got us through two plane rides! they are wonderful!!

love the scotch tape comment above, so true!!

Jodi said...

You are so right! My toddler *loves* stickers!

sawin said...

great tip! Right now my 23 month old (hey I only have 3 more weeks to say that!) gets mad at stickers because he doesn't like them stuck to his hands!! LOL!