It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Romp!

Want to give the kids a Fun New Exploratory Experience?

Just move the furniture. It really only takes one piece. Take one piece of furniture, put it someplace unexpected. A chair to the middle of the room. Upend a small table. Line the dining chairs down one wall of the room. Do one small thing. I like to do it when the kids aren’t watching, then watch them as they discover it.

Because they will, you know. They’ll be drawn to it like flies to honey.

Here, I shifted bench, that wooden, wavy one. Moved it 90 degrees and nudged it up against the under-the-window bench. Took less than two seconds.MP1And suddenly, it wasn’t a bench any more, it was a Climbing Structure! Much noisy, clambering, jumping, crawling, scrambling, follow-the-leadering fun was had, for at least half an hour.

I watched, monitored, and enjoyed a cup of tea. Can’t say as it was a peaceful cup of tea, but it was hot, right down to the bottom! Which is not something you can take for granted, in this biz!

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April 10, 2013 - Posted by | Daniel, Grace, Rosie | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. What does it say about the messiness of my household that chairs/coffee tables are often in strange places and Owl just takes it in his stride?

    Comment by IfByYes | April 12, 2013 | Reply

  2. so simple, and so brilliant!

    Comment by Patti | April 20, 2013 | Reply


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