My elder one saw a similar sensory tray on a feed and wanted me to setup one for him. I told him it was for smaller children, then came a surprise. He wanted to set it up for his lil brother. Mommy-me was so chuffed and couldn’t wait to see what he would do next.
He chose this plate because of the partitions, then when he couldn’t find similar animals he went for alternatives from his farmyard basket.
Colored rice replaced green grams (showed him how to make color rice- I didn’t want to be left out 😉 ). Voila!! The outcome was something I am proud of.
Truth be told he took a full 20 minutes…but it was made with love…and it was all worth it. He couldn’t contain his excitement, neither could we ( my husband joined now).
Was the little one equally impressed…YES!! Lil brother loved it for a whole of 2 minutes.
I had a whole lot of mess to clean up and some food wastage(tsskkk…tssskkk)
Notwithstanding the mess 2 minutes later, I am happy. The reasons are many, my elder one had some learning today.
It taught him few good things like problem solving, perseverance, logical thinking, concentration and making colored rice. More importantly learnt making/doing something for others too can bring some joy. Enjoy the process and not necessarily the outcome (this lesson is for me;-))
How cool is that ?
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