Learning the Letter B with a Laundry Basket Quiet Book
The basket quiet book page with pattern was not as successful as I’d hoped, but one simple change would make it better! My unique twist is that I cloth diaper. All the laundry room books I’ve seen floating around are adorable, but are clothing. I wash cloth diapers more than clothes, so I figured it was the perfect match! I found my inspiration for this page here and here. I was super intrigued by the clothes pins holding the items that went into the basket, but these size clothes pins are for much older kids than my two year old (hey! It’ll last a while 😉 and we can work on fine motor in the mean time!)
What I Did Wrong From The Start
Okay, so the one thing I could do to make this whole page perfect, that is currently wrong. Make my clothes line tighter and shorter! Yep, that’s it! A tighter shorter clothes line will make everything perfect, especially if you only put 3-4 pieces of clothing or diapers on the line! Too Saggy.
There is no need for a rug under the basket that is under the laundry table. Too much clutter for a very new seamstress doing it by hand with embroidery thread rather than sewing thread.
What I Would Do Again
The machines! Kara absolutely loves the washing machine and dryer buttons. She will pretend to push them forever. She will take an individual diaper, stick it behind the machine door, and press the buttons. Super cute to watch! She needs help getting them off the clothes line, but she can stick them in the basket herself.
Speaking of the basket, that is another activity for older children. The way I have this basket set up, it is a more advanced weave than simply a beginning weave pattern. She needed much assistance and ended in frustration… so I just assured her it could wait until she was ready to play with it. Until then, she can help mommy wash diapers!
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