Originally Posted by mlec
I enjoy seeing my dd happy, too. So I want to encourage her to recognize her beauty and intrinsic worth without being 'made over'. The idea that a child of 4 is too young for a sewing kit, but old enough for a makeover is really astonishing to me, and does not match my idea of natural family living.
I'm with you! No way would I take my 4 year old to Libbie Lou. I think they also get socialized into what they like and do not like. My child would not 'get' the point of a makeover. I think girls who get prettied up and then approved of for it are the girls who like makeovers, etc. Especially at such a young age!
(I'm lurking on this thread coz mine is about to turn 4 as well. I bought her a bunch of paints and paint brushes and a big roll of paper. I'm also going to get other craft supplies, and I'm heading out to Scholar's Choice on Tuesday morning to see what they have got.
She has this thing at her dad's place called Connectors... looks like straws and little joiny-thingies. She can make huge constructions with it and loves it. Maybe your girlie would too?)