6.17.2014

Tot School: Water Play {19 months}

It's the perfect time of year for water play.  Luke and I have been spending lots and lots of time outside playing in the water.  These are some simple water activities we have done the past few weeks.  Our Tot School 'schedule' has been much more flexible this summer.  Hope you and your little one are having a fun and wet summer!

Transferring Water

Rating: 5/5

Skills:
Fine motor development
Sensory development

Activity:
Using a few old yogurt containers and a small plastic tupperware container, Luke practiced transferring water from one container to another.  Luke mostly poured the water out on the deck, but he did get a teensy bit of water from one container to another. 




Watering Plants

Rating: 5/5

Skills:
Fine motor development
Sensory development
Practical life

Activity:
Luke loves watching me water the flowers.  His Aunt Hillary gave him his own watering can for Easter and he loves watering plants right alongside me now.  He might water them a little too much, but no flowers have died, yet. 



Washing Cars

Rating: 5/5

Skills:
Fine motor development
Sensory development
Practical life
Counting

Activity:
One of Luke's favorite things in life are wheels.  I brought out some of his favorite toy cars (with wheels) and let him go to town washing them.  He didn't really get it at first, but Kevin and I modeled for him and he picked up on it towards the end of the activity.  We counted the cars as he put them in the yogurt container and also counted as he took them out.



Sprinkler Fun

Rating 4/5

Skills:
Gross motor development
Sensory development

Activity:
What kid doesn't love some good sprinkler fun?  Luke didn't quite know what to do at first, but he sure got a kick out of the sprinkler.  Kevin ran through with him a few times and there were lots of giggles.



Baby Pool

Rating: 5/5

Skills:
Gross motor development
Sensory development
Practical life
Social development (on playdate days)

Activity:
Luke loves his little pool.  He likes to take his rubber ducks out of the pool and put them back in, as well as pour water in and out of small plastic cups.  Luke especially likes it when he has a friend to play with in the pool!




Watercolor Painting

Rating: 5/5

Skills:
Fine motor development
Colors
Art

Activity:
This was the first time Luke painted with a paint brush.  He was very interested in the marks he was making and also the cup of water we were using to rinse his brush.  The picture he made was put in a journal for Kevin for Father's Day.  This activity kept his attention longer than I thought it would.












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