(Goblin is 28 months)Today was definitely a sensory play day. I didn't intend it to be, it just was.
We started off doing some painting. Goblin is still totally obsessed with vehicles which means every activity needs to involve trucks. So after I got the paint out for him he filled his dump truck with paint, then dumped it out onto the paper and drove through it. This was very much a Goblin led activity - I had no intention of painting with vehicles, but it turned out looking cool.
And the painting with trucks led to our second activity of the day which was washing the truck.
Bruder Tipping Container Truck with CAT Skid Steer Loader. Its fantastic and obviously all Goblin wanted to do was play with it. But I was quite excited by what he did. He took out magnetic alphabet letters and emptied them all onto the floor.
It occurred to me that through this play he was learning so much coordination and he was making a plan and following it through. I have never really been one for sensory bins. They look pretty and I admire them on other people's blogs but I have never been bothered to make one myself. But this activity was a bit like a sensory bin. All the equipment was piled together and Goblin was making his own activities from it.
I was really surprised at the focus and length of time he dedicated to playing with the rice and peas. He asked me to get him some spoons and I lay down on the floor with him and used a teaspoon to help shift rice from the floor to one of the dumpers. It was strangely satisfying - I got a brief insite into why Goblin likes it so much.
So while I tidied up I encouraged Goblin to play in the garden.
We found a ladybird!
While helping me clear up he enjoyed the sensory experiences that come from playing with a hoover. He got his hair stuck in it and stuck it to his jumper and of course no sensory experience is complete without putting it in your mouth!
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