Saturday, July 11, 2009

Family Notebook

We're trying something new around here. It's an idea that's been stewing for some time, fueled by some readings and blogs and such :).

We've started a Family Notebook.

I was trying to think of fun and innovative ways to introduce the kids to the discipline of journaling (and since they are only 2 and 3.5, I had to be creative!!).

So I bought a big notebook, some markers and every week we fill a page or two with tidbits that we've learned along the way. What did we play? Who came to visit? (If you stop over at our place, be sure to sign our scribbler!!)

I even printed out some simple clip art to glue into the book, to highlight fun events and experiences. Or some of the tough stuff too. No journal is complete if it is all the rough and tumble stuff of life is edited out!

I love love it because there is no --- planning, cropping, fussing involved. Just give the kids a crayon and let 'em go!

We even brought it along to family camping weekend and whoever wanted to could record a little picture or memory. How fun is that :)?!.

If you've tried this with your family, pass along any ideas or insights!


Josephine said...

How great is that! Wish I would of thought of that when my kids were younger!

Robin Fehr said...

I love it! Once Jaxson is a bit older... I'll try it! Mikayla loves it too, and that's awesome!

Trev and Rebekah said...

I'm a friend of Robin's! Great idea. I may just have to borrow it.

a very sweet life! said...

Hey Rebekah! Robin has mentioned you!! If you get it going, please email me with fun ideas that you come up with!! Mikayla gets such a kick out of it, and Kezia joins in the fun too :P.

Roo said...

LOVE IT! i am copying!

a very sweet life! said...

Super, Ruth! I was disappointed the other day after our visit because, with all the outside fun :), I forgot to get Shilo (and you!) to sign our book! I even contemplated running it over to your place afterwards! Next time :). If you do this, let me know how it goes and what fun ideas inspire you.

Jenn said...

I love this idea!


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