Tuesday, March 19, 2019

What's in the Tub Tuesday?

Wooden rings in a basket with mug and paper towel holders.
I purposefully brought three holders so each would have one.
I saw some cooperative play well not really but being able to use the same toy is big for these three cousins.
It's fairly easy for them to put the rings on to the post but getting them off is a challenge.  They did a lot of practicing figuring out how to use their hands and be successful.
I like these wooden rings for their feel, how they sound when tapped together and that they are easy for the little ones to pick up.
This metal paper towel holder was a hit as she learned how to swing it.
 She is not aware of the space around her so I stayed close so no one would get hit with it.
Oh hi Nana, I'm in the tub today.

Monday, March 18, 2019

St. Patrick's Day 2019

 This is the second year that our grand daughter has come home for St. Patrick's Day.
 We headed to the forest to look for the Leprechaun tree and maybe some gold.
 Spring has arrived and the birds were singing.  The little one stopped whenever she saw a bird.  Often I had to get down at her sight line to see it.
 As we walked up the trail we found the first BIG tree.  We walked around it, peeking in all the little hidey holes and found little pots.
 Farther up the trail we came to the biggest, oldest tree in the forest.
This time I pointed, out to her, little doors set in the tree.
 She spotted them too and continued to walk around it.
We found the Leprechaun door.
 
How exciting to open the door and see what was inside.
Next we searched around the tree looking for gold.
We found funny green rocks instead.
 They fit into our little black pots.
Maybe these green rocks were special but what else would we need to find to help us figure it out?
Ah some magic liquid might help.  It was hidden in another tree.
We poured the magic liquid over the rocks
It bubbled and overflowed the pot.
We used a stick to stir it and find the rock.
But it had disappeared.
 In its place was a gold coin.
We found more rocks and changed them to gold too.
 I like the message left by this door;
"Find joy in the Journey"
We definitely did today.
Hope your St. Patrick's Day was magical too.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

What's in the Tub Tuesday?

What's in the tub?  Big pom poms,
with big spoons, little bowls and an egg carton flat.
The girls loved the big spoons and managed to scoop with them better than they did with the little spoons last week.
I wasn't surprised when she put it in her mouth just like she did with the little ones.
 This one started transferring the pom poms from the tub to the egg carton.
Then her twin took them out and back into the tub.
A great partnership.
 The pom poms naturally ended up on the floor which expanded their play space.
So I found a few other containers that they could use to fill and dump.
If you don't like a mess then big pom poms are a great material to use as they are easy to clean up.



Monday, March 11, 2019

More What's Inside Eggs

The next toy I brought, to continue our discovery of eggs, is an egg full of animals.
Some come from eggs some don't.
She loved looking at each of the animals.
There is something about little toys that is attractive.
Our focus was to sort them.
Saying they come from eggs and they don't was difficult for her to differentiate so I started to say which comes from an egg and which comes from their momma.