work table. It was a Christmas gift from her Grammy and Papa.
Now onto a few other questions:
What supplies should I get for my child?
Some of the things we use the most are crayons, markers, stickers, glue (white and glue sticks), paper, paint and brushes. Other fun things to have are pom poms, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, craft foam, coffee filters, glitter, sequins, beads, dried pasta, yarn, ribbon- pretty much anything can be a craft supply! I pick up a lot of things in dollar stores or the dollar spots at places like Target, JoAnn Fabric, Micheals, etc. Oriental Trading also has a ton of great craft supplies.
Where do you get your ideas?
Having taught first graders and younger for over 13 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I have tons of ideas stored up. I also run internet searches each week based on the theme I've chosen. A great deal of inspiration comes from the blogs I follow as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
No Time for Flashcards
Two Little Seeds
The Amazing Mess
Meet the Dubiens
Little Page Turners
Little Fingers, Big Dreams
I Can Teach My Child
Excuse Me Mrs. C
Counting Coconuts (one of my absolute favorites)
Along the Way
ABC and 123 (a great collaborative site)
The Virtual Vine
Hubbard's Cupboard (an awesome preschool resource)
Do you own all those books?
I wish! I do have a lot from my teaching days and Eva has built up quite a collection too but each week I do a search in our library's catalog based on the theme of the week and include any I find. We do read all those books though! And I have been trying to get a few non-fiction books each week. We may not read every word of them but they are great for learning new vocabulary and seeing realistic pictures of our topics.
I hope that this gives you an idea of what it's like in the lounge! Please feel free to leave any other questions you may have- I'd be happy to answer them too.