I prefer tempera to work with, as it dries within minutes. I might just start buying MDF and make up big boards to work on.
I am off to meaningful moments to share together now to see how Penny Lion and Tuppeny Bear get on with the 'Counting Game'. I like the idea of getting them through one to ten. Then I might see if I have any more 'Adventures' for them.
My Husband thinks I ought to monetise any further adventures. So I am considering this. I like the idea of people just being able to load a story onto a laptop or kindle from my website. I don't think a kindle supports pictures, and children need pictures with stories.
I guess a pound wouldn't be too much to ask for a week of stories. That's less than a good newspaper. Children like the same stories over and over again. That's why learning something in the story is a good use of bedtime story telling. The brain works on the subconcious narrative when you are asleep. So good moral principles and behaviour get 'hard wired' into the psyche at the same time.
I know it's very hard to get children to sleep. We were expected to be in bed by 6pm as under fives, and it crept up a bit as we became more tolerable. Adults need their time and space together, especially if both are working. I can't imagine how hard it must be to send a child to day care all day, and pick them up, only to put them to bed so soon.
Rob Parsons, who is an excellent speaker on parenthood has an expression, 'The door of childhood closes very quickly'.
It is a great sadness that we don't have our own children. I guess once you have them it's easy to take such a wonderful gift for granted.