Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Rain, rain go away

We've been forced inside for most of the time these days as the heavens have opened and don't seem to want to stop. 
I took on the if you can't beat 'em join 'em attitude and asked L if she would like to do some water activities.  Has a kid ever said no to that question??

L never ceases to amaze me with her natural development.  She's been pouring her own water out of a small pitcher for about a year now but she never seemed to grasp the concept of stopping when the glass was full.  We've just been putting enough water in the pitcher to fill the glass.
The other day I decided she could use some practice at stopping.  Well she just poured out even amounts of water for all of us without even thinking about it.  What a lesson to remember when we are trying to push our children to do something.  Nature will take it's course and when they are ready it just "happens" with little or no effort for the child! Amazing!

We then moved on to trying to pour to a line.  This was so amusing to watch.  L got the concept but didn't quite stop in time.  My mom and I loved watching her extreme concentration!

I finally found a medicine dropper and Lwas fascinated.  She did this colored water transfer activity about four times in a row.
For all of these activities the set up was simple.  A tray to catch the spills and a cloth to clean them up. 

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Anonymous said...

So precious, and so much fun! Thanks for documenting and sharing your experiences. And you're so right, when the child needs the skill, she will develop it almost instantly and seemingly without effort. Amazing, isn't it?

Homeschool @ sg said...

i love the idea of marking the cups to guide the child to stop pouring! great idea! my son also dont seem to know when to stop pouring when the cup is full. Thanks for the reminder about letting nature take its course- sometimes i find myself too anxious and forgot to let him learn at his own pace.

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