So the challenge for the first Imagination Matters linky was ‘At Sea’. I racked my brains and couldn’t up with anything very original, but something that both baby and toddler enjoyed.
We created a beach in our living room using coloured towels and sea related toys. My eldest enjoyed this immensely as he created a persona for each of the creatures. A way of crowbarring in some numeracy into this was by making him count the legs on the octopus and the man. We also identified colours of each of them and I got him to look at similarities and differences between them.
Lil man then wanted baby to get in the water, so she dives in for a swim. Then it was his baby dolly, ‘Baby Jason’s’ turn and he had to dry him off with the towel. Soon after both he and I also went for a refreshing dip in the ‘sea’ and had to dry off with our beach towels. This part of the play he really loved and his baby sister enjoyed watching the roleplay.
Taking part in Imagination Matters makes me more proactive in my baby and toddlers fun and learning and I enjoyed my trip to the beach today 😉