10 Journaling Ideas for Your Toddler’s Scrapbook
A child’s second and third year of life is just as amazing as his or her first year of life. Therefore each and every milestone is worth preserving. Here are a few journaling ideas to help fill in the blanks between the photographs in your scrapbook.
If you have limited time to work on your scrapbook right now, jot down your journaling ideas on white index cards and store them with your pictures, so when you do get a minute to work on your scrapbook your journaling is ready to paste right into the book.
- Keep a list of your toddler’s catch phrases and favorite sayings. Use them as the caption for appropriate pictures or fill in speech bubbles that you purchase or make yourself.
- What are your toddler’s favorite things? Keep a list of his or her favorite foods, colors, toys, TV shows, animals, and comfort objects.
- What milestones has your toddler reached? The first jump, first somersault, and first phone call are as important as his or her first step. Jot down the date and his or her reactions.
- What song does your toddler constantly love to sing? Write your toddler’s version of the lyrics beneath picture of him or her playing musical instruments or listening to the radio. Also write down where her or she learned the song.
- What is your toddler’s bedtime routine? What books do you read each night? What lullaby do you sing or what bedtime prayer does your toddler love?
- Who are your toddler’s friends? What do they do together?
- Paste in a picture of your toddler’s artwork and write a description of him or her as an artist. Does he favor certain colors or mediums? Are her scribbles hurried or does she color deliberately? Always ask him or her what the picture is and include that as a caption.
- Keep track of your toddler’s first, such as first time on a train, first time to Disneyland, first time playing in the snow, and first time on an airplane.
- What makes your toddler mad, glad, happy, or sad? Place the captions under close ups of his or her face showing the appropriate emotion.
- Let your toddler compose some of the captions for the pictures in your book. Ask him or her questions about the picture and jot down the responses underneath. The results are too cute?