One of Auggie's favourite things to do with his Nana and Granda was to throw stones into any body of water on their outings! My parents did a fantastic job of following August's lead and replicating this play in their garden.
Heuristic play at its best. They filled a bucket with water, found some stones and added some other containers, including a tin and a colander. Auggie could then splash as many stones as his heart desired!
WHY COPY IT AT HOME?
Children learn more language about things they're interested in. There's a lot of other sensory input on a walk - at home is calm and allows for much more repetition. Repetition is key to learning language.
- throw the stones
- plop, splash
- the stones sank to the bottom!
- 1,2,3,4,5 stones...
- the water splashed out!
- let's fish them out again
What would your child do with a pond at home? Have they tried splashing stones?