For little ones, everything in the past is often referred to as “yesterday.” On a summer day, they may say, “Yesterday I built a snowman.” Understanding when something in the future will actually occur is a challenge as well.
We’re going to Washington state in June to visit our son, daughter-in-law, and four grandkids. The older three grands understand a June 4 arrival date for their miles away grandparents. But our 2-year old Sebastian would have a difficult time realizing the amount of time still “to go” before we come through the front door.
So I made this paper chain for Sebastian and mailed it to him, asking his mom or dad to remove one link of the chain every day at breakfast. As the chain gets shorter, so does the time for out-of-town Gram and Grandpa to arrive.
It was fun to make, using his favorite color: orange. Plus it gave me something to do while waiting for June 4 to get here. I am beyond excited!
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