Do you have a little one that can’t stand sitting in a restaurant for the whole meal? Have you ever had to drag a toddler or preschooler to a doctor’s appointment and then sat and waited in the waiting room for what felt like an eternity?Here is a great tool for you! The busy book. I love to restock it with things my girls have never seen and the best part is it costs next to nothing! You just need a three ring binder! I also put in a zippered pencil bag and include crayons, scissors and a glue stick. Another trick is to keep some ziplock baggies tucked into the pocked to put trash in if you are brave and let them cut. Here are some great resources for sites to print out pages to fill it!
Another great site is http://beyondthebackpack.nickjr.com/ If you have a preschooler take this quiz to get customized games and printables to help get them ready for Kindergarten! You can also print other printable pages for Nick Jr. characters here http://www.nickjr.com/printables/all-shows/all-themes/all-ages/index.jhtml
I have included the file I used to make my cover page. My 4 year old needs lots of encouragement to not quit and when I saw this amazing kit by Wendy I knew it was the perfect one for her book. I love the quotes like this one on the cover “There is nothing on this earth that makes me happier than you!” I want to also make some little encouraging dividers to put every few pages with more of the encouraging phrases just to reinforce that she is what makes me happy not cutting straight lines or coloring perfectly.
Download the cover sheet for your busy book here!