Ok, minutes…but they feel like hours.
(I’m just happy if it buys me a solo bathroom break.)
Anyway, this child is all about the coloring. So what does she draw?
Babies. Flowers. The occasional butterfly.
But more than anything else, my daughter draws rainbows.
Big rainbows, small rainbows. Rainbows that arch and rainbows as flat as the day is long.
While she may not yet grasp the concept ROYGBIV, one thing’s for sure: the girl loves rainbows.
We’ve started using the rainbow as a basis for a variety of toddler-appropriate activities from counting to learning the alphabet. Just like with older kids, learning is more fun if they’re able to incorporate what they’re most interested in, and in her case, rainbows are the perfect vehicle for all kinds of critical developmental tasks.
I’ve rounded up a 15 of my favorite rainbow-inspired finds. I hope you and your kiddo love them too.
Top Photo Credit: Flickr
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.