(Goblin is 25 months)We were playing in the garden today. Goblin was using one of his diggers to dig sand in the sandpit. It got quite sandy so he asked for some water to wash it and his hands. Normally this is where Goblin gets me to let him stand on his steps at the sink for half an hour running the taps and getting water all over the floor. But today I'd already done quite a lot of cleaning up after him so I filled a bowl with warm soapy water and popped it out in the garden for him to play with. After cleaning his digger and hands he poured the water onto the path.
And within minutes the place was crawling (or should I say slithering) with worms. I think the washing up liquid may have made them surface. We counted 7 of them wiggling across the path. Goblin was not at all sure whether he liked them so he took refuge in the house and watched them from the door step.
I picked one up so he could see how it moved. He was really fascinated. He watched them for about 15 minutes - which for him is very impressive. What a great bit of unintentional learning.
I'm linking this to Mama Pea Pod. I recently discovered this blog and it has a whole link up dedicated to outdoor play. How great is that.
And of course I'm linking to the lovely blog The Magic Onions which is a beautiful blog.