|On the Hunt to find some toys|
I haven't even begun to work with him on scissor skills. (I know I am a slacker mom) I was reading here that using tongs help develop coordination for scissor skills.
I figured hey playing with tongs couldn't hurt. Hunter has also been playing a Curious George game on PBSKids.org that deals with sinking and floating and he is completely enthralled by it. I figured combine the two and I got a good thing going.
I let Hunter pick out what he wanted to sink and float and would just make him get the mommie seal of approval. I then showed him how to use the tongs and would ask him before he dropped them in if he thought they would sink and float. He did well! Also I didn't realize he was going to be doing it for over an hour.
Every time Hunter grabbed a toy he would go "Oh Snap". Seriously, where on earth did he get that from?
When he emptied his bucket he would put the toys back in the bucket to "save them" from the shark in the Ocean bowl.
He had no qualms about sending his toys repeatedly back to the sharks. I guess Hunter knew he would save them every time.
He begrudgingly did a chart with me. I don't think the numbers are accurate, but he said he had to get back to the pool.
Course Lorelei wanted in on the action for every second of it.
Solution Lorelei got her own cup with a teaspoon/5mL of water. She was completely happy and occupied.
|Side view of Bowl|
|Using Anton's tongs|
|"I am going to snap you"|
|Hmm will it sink or float?|
He then began pretending that they were all going to swim in the pool and ride on whales. Kids imaginations rock!
|Look at those stickers straight. My child is ANAL|
|Can I play MOM?|