Design, according to the dictionary, is to plan and make something in a skillful or artistic way.
Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is DESIGN.
The above photo was taken by my son and daughter-in-law on a recent trip to Europe. As they strolled down a street in Milan, they passed a building where the contractor had skillfully hidden the scaffolding and on-going construction with a façade that mirrored the neighboring architecture. How lovely that someone took the time and expended money and effort to create a pleasing view for passers-by!
Another dictionary definition for design is to make a detailed plan of the form or structure of something.
Do you have a design for your day?
Setting up daily routines can make the difficult job of parenting quite a bit easier.
- Allow time for morning routines.
- If you have children in school, help them lay out their clothes the night before.
- Have lunches in the refrigerator, ready to go.
- If you will be home with a preschooler or it is a day off from school, plan some activities that you and the children will enjoy. Choose a picture book story, craft project and cooking activity and build self-esteem and reading readiness while everyone has a great time. Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking provides quick and easy activities and great storybook suggestions. During the month of March, we are offering free shipping on my website (an additional $5 off the price of the book for participants in the PPP Reading Challenge) or you can purchase the book on Amazon.
I also wanted to share a link with you to Mile High Mamas, a Denver-based blog. I will be contributing to Mile High Mamas every second Saturday with Building Literacy and Self-Esteem One Picture Book at a Time.
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Here are some other entries in Jake’s Sunday Post on Design: