Friday, May 1, 2009
These last few weeks I have found myself needing to be more creative with entertaining Søren. He does a pretty good job, for the most part, in entertaining himself with either boxes, tupperware or his new fascination, rocks! But he is wanting me to be more involved. How on earth do I play with a rock or a paintbrush, especially with a child that doesn't talk? So, I broke out the Play-Doh. With a few attempts to eat it and throwing it on the floor a few times, he finally got the hang of it. (putting the pacifier in his mouth stopped the urge to eat it.) I was fascinated by Søren's observation with this activity. If I would flatten the doh, he would try to flatten it. If I would roll it in a ball, he would try to roll it in the ball. I guess I have underestimated one year olds. So, I wanted to ask, what activities seem to work or you enjoy doing/creating with any 1ish year olds you have or know?