When I asked this young one about his play today, he told me that he had gotten eaten up by those caterpillar things. Then, since I had missed seeing that when he was first playing with the caterpillar, he was kind enough to demonstrate exactly what he meant by that phrase:
There was also some great clay play today. Here, he's figuring out the effects of poking the tip of the block into a little piece of clay:
This week's block play examples are all in video. First of all, I loved watching this toddler's climbing capabilities and then his balance work as he walked over a pathway of blocks was also impressive:
at the end, I was so excited to see him try out the sloped block, but it wasn't quite stable enough and he fell. Mom was ready to step in and comfort him and he was able to calm down and feel better soon. Minor mishaps like this are a fairly standard part of Anji Play (and, indeed, childhood!) and help kids to gain a better understanding of what structures are "safe" and which need to be adjusted in order to be safe.
Lastly, I'll share this video of this little guy:
According to his play story, this wheel was a "cutter." It's apparent from the video above that he has a specific purpose in mind and I didn't want to interrupt his "flow" to ask him about it, so I was pleased to see that he'd incorporated it into his play story. I also love how near the end of the video, the wheel turns into something he can sit on. I wonder if, when he went to the cart, he was looking for a spool large enough for him to sit on more comfortably?