The other day, Simon was concerned about the fact that he got his cup all dirty when he was eating. So, I removed the sink basin from his play kitchen, filled it with some cold water, and grabbed an assortment of dishes that are waterproof and unbreakable, as well as a clean baby washcloth, and set him up on a towel to “wash” his dishes. (A lot of his toy dishes are wooden, and those shouldn’t get wet.)
What could be better than playing with cold water when you are a toddler stuck inside on a hot Summer day? The fact that he was role-playing the doing of chores and a domestic task that he will someday have to perform is an added learning bonus. He loved this, and had a lot of fun.
This post has been linked up over at Quirky Momma-Kids Activities blog.