Toddler Busy Book

12 Aug

I broke it out again a couple of weeks ago. It’s great when your brain is too fried to think. Although you spend most of your time thumping yourself in the forehead going “why didn’t I think of that!?” And it was good to have a reminder that toddlers learn from repetition, so doing things over and over isn’t boring for them, but it does beg the question as to what my fella is learning from eating play dough, repeatedly. Still, it takes the pressure off. I mean, you don’t have to come up with a new activity every day. You can do the same ones over and over and over.

We tried painting with yarn:

For some reason, it made him want to eat the paint. Surprisingly, for him, he had never done that before. That, coupled with the mess, may make this an activity not to be repeated. Well, not for a good while, anyway.

The best activity, though, was painting with water. For days and days there were requests of  “Water for paint Mammy. Water for paint!”

This, I think, is when he realised that dabs of “paint” could make pictures. A dab, with a gravity-caused trickle became an elephant. After that the sky was the limit. He was drawing circles and all sorts.

Then we tried food colouring in a squirty bottle. “Quirting” is great fun.

But I thought there would at least be a hint of colour. There wasn’t. Fun nonetheless!

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One Response to “Toddler Busy Book”

  1. heartful blogger August 15, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    I love that book, must crack it open again soon.

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