"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Monday, August 26, 2013

Purposeful Play 13 months

Declan is 13 months now, so as I mentioned before, I want to get more purposeful play in with him.  We are working on animal sounds and naming animals and body parts. (cow, pig, head, nose, toes)
I also try to rotate some 'educational' toys each week--or every couple weeks, just depends when I remember!
We had been playing for a while, then I left him to play by himself.  He did so well with these and had a fun time.  He continues to blow me away with his attention span and concentration on an activity.
we LOVE Melissa and Doug toys here!!  He did a good job of putting these on by himself

A good ol' pounding bench is wonderful! Got this at a garage sale when Raelynn was a baby.  The two pegs on the end fell out though and when I glued the bottom piece on I did it upside down so now the pegs don't stay in! oops.
He pushed the pegs up and down for at least 10 minutes. 

I've seen the foam idea with golf tees.  Well I don't have any golf tees laying around so we tried popsicle sticks!  Declan loved this.  He did this for 30 minutes! He was so concentrated.

It was pretty much a one time use toy because he broke big chunks off when he pulled out the sticks.


1 comment:

  1. Always so creative and practical! Way to go mamma!