Runny noses and sneezes have taken hold of the toddler twosome again this week so I have been trying to introduce a few quieter toddler friendly activities that still allow them to have fun with some play based learning but also just sit and rest at times to.
We live in an old federation style house which I absolutely love but it is freezing in Winter…it is nicer outside and healthier for the twins to be in the sunshine and fresh air when sick so on a particularly chilly Aussie morning we headed out the back with our coloured window blocks for some experimenting…
An added bonus of using the boulders was that both girls were able to find their own space and create in the way they wanted to and yet still come back to play when they felt inclined to work together.
It was also pretty exciting to see their own shadows too!
As the sand is shallow and softer it made it easy for the girls to position the blocks where they wanted them and to move easily to change the shapes and patterns made….They also made fantastic towers and obstacles for the cars and animals!
Elmo being told to look through the coloured window and the building of a ‘gate’ for Elmo (Ruby’s current best friend)
Building trains and gates became the game and I heard ‘red means stop’ quite a few times! But they did eventually help me pack everything back into the basket!