Tuesday, 11 March 2014

LJ at 21 months-activities and practical life

LJ is turning into quite the little person.  He is a major chatterbox just like his sister and has to be part of every conversation!  
He is also a total jokester.  His favourite joke is to change the words of songs.  One of our favourite songs to sing is Mama mama I want a Mango.  At the end the song goes kiwi, kiwi, kiwi, kiwi, quince.  Well he thinks it's the greatest joke going when he sings kiwi, kiwi, kiwi, banana!! or apple or any other type of fruit!  We also are big into the potty humour.  Everything has either chicken poo or pee or panda poo on it!??
I'm also pretty positive he knows most of his colours but  if you ask him he will deliberately tell you a different colour!  If he chooses to name them he does it correctly.  Seriously cheeky little monkey!

We have been doing a few works but mostly practical life activities.
Here are a few activities LJ had on his shelves.

Magnetic and non magnetic.  LJ really enjoyed experimenting with which objects stuck to the magnet and which ones didn't.  At this point this was just an activity of experimentation and discovery.

Tonging.
I wasn't sure if LJ would get the hang of this but after a few tries he did get it and enjoyed moving the objects back and forth.


Placing beads onto a bath fish thingy.  Yup those little fingers are somehow always wet and sticky and they were just too wet and sticky to release those little beads so it ended up being a bit frustrating.  He did stick with it for a while but I had to help him get the beads off his fingers sometimes!

I seriously love this age because they are SOO enthusiastic about housework!!  I really wish it would stay.  L has seemed to have lost that lovin' feeling!
While L was vacuuming the house LJ was desperate to help so I got out the dust buster for him and he loved being able to vacuum along side his sister.
 I needed to do some serious cleaning in the kitchen so I set LJ up with a scrub brush and a small container of soapy water.  He was super serious about this job and scrubbed down his chair for over HALF AN HOUR!!  My guy loves to wipe and scrub!
L didn't want to be left out so she got out her own scrub brush and water and scrubbed down the rest of the chairs.

Thanks to some Itty Bitty Love inspiration LJ is also now very successfully pouring his water at every meal.  I also find it very surprising that he doesn't just pour the whole jug into the glass but pours a little bit at a time and drinks it and then pours in some more!

3 comments:

Mars M. said...

I love the vacuuming and scrubbing pictures! :-) I can't wait to do these ans all sorts of things with my own baby soon!

Anne said...

That magnetic/non-magnetic work looks really fun. Elise hasn't done much scrubbing, but now that the weather is nicer and our house is warmer(!), I think I need to let her loose with a scrub brush! Also, I love the little pouring story - Elise pours out the entire pitcher every time - no matter how tiny the glass! ;)

Elsa said...

It's so funny, our boys are so similar! I felt I could have written this post, complete with the same activities! (he's about the same age) He also tells me the wrong colour name when I ask but always says them correctly when it's spontaneous. In his case, I don't think it's a joke as he is very serious and looks like he's thinking before saying the wrong name! Oh, and he is between LJ and Elise when pouring water: he pours the whole jug, yes, but little by little, I think so he can see when it's just about to spill!

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