Today's Topic: Tunnels & Tubes
cardboard tubes (I got mine from a carpet store and had some cut down to a shorter size)
the water play equipment from last week
Sam & Dave dig a hole / Barnett, Mac
Why I put these materials out: Inspired by the AnjiPlay that I did last summer, I wanted to see what would happen if I gave kids more than one opportunity to play with the same materials. So this week, I brought out the tubes and tunnels but I also brought out the same "water works" toys that they'd played with the week before. I was curious to see if they would gravitate towards the new or the familiar and if they would combine the two together.
What the kids actually did:
some kids started with the exact activity that they did the week before:
others liked dropping the long tubes to hear the noise they made as they bounced on the floor (different lengths make different sounds!). This guy was enjoying the "risk" of letting the long one drop towards the floor and then catching it quickly before it bopped his mom on the head.
And as always, the toy cars were a big hit.
Adult Challenge of the week: Allow (encourage!) your child to experiment and fail. That's how they'll learn!