What neat things does your child like to do?

9 posts / 0 new
Last post
sarahsunshine's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 hours ago
Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1462
What neat things does your child like to do?

We found a bunch of wooden models at Michael?s for really cheap (50c, 99c). These are the models with the wooden pieces you pop out, and fit them all together. Since they were so cheap, we decided to get one of each that was in the store ? monkey, polar bear, wolf, rhinoceros, shark, pirate ship, tanker, tank, sphinx, locomotive, cruise ship, and a couple others. Some of them are HARD (took us about 3 hours to do the train).

We were thinking of DSS when we got them, but Ivy is the one that LOVES them even more. She is very careful about taking out the right piece when asked, and even more careful about pushing them out so that they don?t break (I?m the only one who?s broken a piece so far). She?s also figured out how to use a blunt probe to push out the little pieces, which is actually pretty difficult to stabilize.

What?s even better is that DSS, who would have absolutely no interest in this sort of thing except that it?s an activity to do with someone, thinks they are really cool and wants to do them too. I think that a lot of the reason for that is because he sees his sister do it, and love doing it. It also means that he?s concentrating longer (half hour intervals or longer ? an hour ? which he never does except for on computer games). Not only tat, but he?s doing it on things that require concentration (not a strong point), AND fine motor skills (a definite weakness). So this is just WONDERFUL!

Our only problem is that we have no where to put all of these models!!!

Right now we have a half-finished Sphinx on the dining room table!

What neat activities does your almost 3yo like to do?

gardenbug's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 03/12/07
Posts: 2025

Nana chiming in here!
She loves to make noodles from scratch with her Daddy!!! (I just love this picture :D)

boilermaker's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 2 months ago
Joined: 08/21/02
Posts: 1984

Lexi loves to do puzzles. She is a big fan of the 25 piece floor puzzles (of which we have an assortment of Dora & Elmo and others....)

She loves to put together our GeoTrax train and then build with Trio blocks. She and Miles make entire cities and drive the trains and trucks around and around.

And she still loves to play baby. She totes her babies everywhere. She feeds them, dresses them, talks to them, sings to them, etc. She can easily entertain herself for an hour with her babies.....

gardenbug's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 03/12/07
Posts: 2025

Aw.. I love trains for kids. They have trains at our book store and the parents get tired waiting for their kids to finish playing. Hehehehe

And I LOVE puzzles too. There used to be simple foam puzzles but I can't find them any more. Anyone know where to get those? I need them lightweight for taking to kids in Haiti.

rachelperry1983's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 04/13/07
Posts: 809

Jake loves to play outside, loves it...........but he's also loving playdough right now too. He will sit with the older 2 and just build stuff for what seems like hours!

fudd8963's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 5 months ago
Joined: 12/27/07
Posts: 1630

Trains, puzzles, books, playdough, babies, and oobleck are all big hits here! Outside when it's warm enough, and helping me find dog poo! LOL, they think that's great fun! Oobleck happens to be a HUGE thing for them right now. And heck, I love it too!!!

Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 09/09/08
Posts: 665

Mason really likes to use dot markers. I print the pages that have the circles for him to "dot" in. He is actually really good at dotting in the circles....but try to get him to trace a line? Not happening...He just likes to draw "snakes" lol

kirsteng's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 10/19/02
Posts: 644

Grady is a fantastic swimmer and will spend all day in the pool given the chance. He uses one of those flotation suits (that make them look like one of the Incredibles) and he's incredibly confident. Jumps in the deep end, puts his face in and swims underwater etc. He freaks people out who come to visit because they can't believe a still-2 year old can swim like that. We've started taking off his floaty suit and practicing with nothing - he can almost swim across the width of the pool unaided now! Makes me feel a little bit less anxious about having a backyard pool, although I'm still hyper-vigilant.

He also loves puzzles. playdough, and still ANIMALS. He loves to stand up all his animals, then have people come play with him, making different names and voices for everyone.

RebeccaA'07's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 11/19/07
Posts: 1628

Kaylin loves to "cook" for us, she could do that all day long. And is way into pretend type things. Every morning on the way to daycare, she asks me what I want to eat and then "cooks" it for me...usually a dragon steals it and we have to throw him out the window and cook more, but hey - it's pretty funny to listen to!