A couple of weeks ago Rainy Day Dad, J, T and I went to the beach to help with the Marine Conservation Society Big Beach Clean Up. As I mentioned before I have spent time in the past cleaning beaches, surveying them and working on them for most of my early 20’s so I thought this would be great.
However, beach cleaning with two toddlers is a lot different than beach cleaning with adults. Instead we turned it into a “Does it belong game” – we have been reading some books about the sea shore and one of our favourite cartoons is the Octonauts (well it’s mine anyhow) so J is learning about the under water world quite a bit.
While Rainy Day Dad cleaned the beach, J, T and I walked along looking at what was on the shore and occasionally shouting to Daddy to come and get it when we found something that didn’t belong.
J loved finding the sea weed that marked the high tide line on the shore although I must say I was dismayed to see the large amount of cotton bud sticks (q-tips) on the beach as the only way that they can make their way to the shore is through the sewage system.
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When we found some rubbish – like the cotton buds, rope, plastic bottles, lids and rubbish bags I explained why they didn’t belong and how people hadn’t thrown them away. I explained about how sea turtles eat plastic bags that are floating in the sea because they look like Jelly Fish and that it hurts them and makes them sick. J increased his calls of RUBBISH Daddy worrying about the sea creatures.
I decided that instead of a book we would do some online literacy as although we don’t use the computers a lot with J and T (apart from to speak to grandparents and aunts and uncles) it is something that they will need in the future so we visited the http://www.school-of-fish.co.