It's so frustrating to think that other people have done some trial-and-error stuff and perfected some great ideas, and I don't know what they are. Instead, here I am, trying to come up with everything on my own . . . and I never get anything right the first time, so I have to keep redoing the same stuff.
Here's an example:
I went on a preschool visit and saw that they had labeled everything with words. Great idea!, I thought. I can totally do that. (While I don't expect her to start reading any time soon, it can't hurt to create a text rich environment.) And so I made labels:
Also, I can't spell REFRIGERATOR, in case you didn't notice. I fixed it and reprinted, but I'm too lazy to take new pictures, and I also don't care if you think that I can't spell.
Step 2: I cut out all of the labels, because they laminate better individually:
Step 3: Set them up in sheets to be laminated:
Step 4: Cut out the laminated squares. *Remember to round the corners, because kids will rip these things down ad nauseum and you don't want scary, sharp edges.
Step 5: Hang them up (painter's tape works well) around eye level. I taped these up near the bottom and then remembered she's not a crawler anymore, and I had to move them up!
These say closet, bathroom, closet. I mean, CLOSET, BATHROOM, CLOSET