Feb 13, 2014

Sense, Learn, Play: Being Green

Kids like weird things. I can try all kinds of things but she just won't bite. Simple is better. And my kid tends to like to play with trash. Actually if we're being honest my cat likes to play with trash too. But since I'm not in the habit of letting my kid (or my cat) dig through the trash can to see what they can find, I have started collecting containers and other recyclables for Addison to explore and play with. How's that for being green?

This is probably one of the simplest of all the activities and things. I use something else, I rinsed it, clean it, let it dry, and give it to the kid. It's a great system. And Addie loves it. She likes studying the different containers. She loves that I put rice and toothpicks into different water bottles for her to shake to her heart's content. She likes to drum on the orange juice container. It's a big hit around here and again so super easy. I don't have to buy extra stuff, I get my normal things at the grocery store and when I use something up that I think she'll like I clean it and away we go.







She crawls over to her tub and digs through it, studying different things, trying different lids on different containers. It's simple. It keeps her busy. It keeps her playing. It keeps her interested. Like I said sometimes simple is best.


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