(Goblin is 4 years old)
The Neighbourhood kids came to call for Goblin. The kids on our estate that play are between 5 and 11. I find it ever so cute that they include Goblin, he is the youngest of their little gang and I don't let him go out on his own yet.
Often they just ride their bikes up and down the paths or play with toy cars. Today they had nerf guns and were trying to shoot each other in the head. So I decided to encourage a redirection of play. To be honest I thought it would take a little more to convince them to play with something else. But it didn't, all I had to say was:"Look boys why don't we play with these leaves"
All five boys threw themselves entirely into the task of collecting leaves to build a giant leaf pile.
50 Things to do before you are 11 and 3/4, I wonder if catching a leaf in the gob when thrown by another child counts.
Nature's toys are such a great leveller.