Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Twins and Their Collections

Do your twins, around the ages of 5 to 7, collect things? If so, you are not alone. Even if you have one twin who likes to collect things this is normal around theses ages. The first time twin "A" began collecting things was at age 5. I knew this was going to happen because I used to collect things and I am not a twin. At age 5, Twin "A" was collecting different sticks in her room. She would put them in one of her baby beds. These sticks would stay in her room for a long time, until she eventually threw them out. Oh, Twin "A" would talk about them all the time and how one stick was for this doll and them she would make a bed out of the sticks for her barbie dolls and stuffed animals.

At age 6 both Twins "A" and "B" were collecting things in out front and back yard. Last year Twin "A" was collecting all sizes of leaves and bringing them in her bedroom, again, for her dolls and stuffed animals. She just loves collecting anything she can bring into her bedroom.These collections do not last that long though because eventually they go into the trash outside or back in the yard.

Right now, Twin "A" collecting flowers that are in the corner of my front yard. There are three colors that have begun to bloom. All three of these colors, Twin "A", has began picking from the bushes. Now, she is making a collection of the flowers in a book. The book is made up of construction paper where Twin "A" tapes each flower on their individual page and them on the next page, she draws a picture of the flowers she has just taped to one page.

This is a collection I can see going on for a while. She said this flower collection will be a birthday gift for Mommy.

I love when she begins collecting simple things like this. When she, and her sister, do this, I know they are exercising their brains and it shows their creative side.

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