If you read my post on Monday about Being True to Yourself you will have seen that I am revisiting the 30 days of hands on play that Hands on as we grow and The Imagination Tree did in November. I’ve signed up for the e-mails (you can set the start date to which ever date you want to receive them from) and my first arrived.
So here goes – Day 1 of my 30 days of Hands on Play and today’s mission is
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Today’s Challenge: Jot down how you’d like to become more hands on with your kids through play, as well as note your child’s interests!
I did this back in November when I joined in the challenge and here’s what I wrote then
My Mission Statement is that I want to my children to look back and remember me as the Mum that played, danced, acted crazy, crafted with them and not the mum that said “Wait a second”, “Later” as well as discover a way to split my time between the two and develop play that is possible with both at the same time.
It hasn’t changed much – I still want to be the mum that I was then. As T is now older I don’t necessarily need to split my time between then instead it’s play alongside them both. I also want learning to play a part – learning through play that is.
J is now 32 months old he loves play any sort, he invents new games and likes to mimic what he sees. He loves singing and adds verses of his own invention to songs quite regularly. Making things is one of his passions – we do arts and crafts most afternoons. J loves the outdoors, he plays in his sand pit, water table on the slide, we’ve also just discovered a “cave” where he thinks a bear lives in the garden.
T is now 13 months old, she’s a tornado she never sits still, she plays with her dolls, animals and soft toys and loves sitting beside her big brother when he’s building with his blocks doing the same. She dances to any sort of music and loves action songs. T is starting to initiate games with J as well her favourite being chase and will drag him away from what he’s doing to play with him.