After a busy morning of swimming we spent the afternoon walking in Burlingham Woods with Nana and Grandad. Its a fantastic wood which we have been taking Adam to since he was a few weeks old.
Each time we go Adam is able to walk a little further – although he is easily distracted and enjoys walking back the way we just came.
On todays walk we collected acorns in preparation for a play activity. The plan had been to use the acorns in a discovery bottle with baby oil. However it was a complete failure and looked disgusting! So we resorted to simply transferring the acorns from a bowl into a muffin tin.
Its amazing how Adam can focus for a long time on such a simple task. As an Early Years Teacher I am interested in schematic behaviours. Adam clearly shows the ‘transporting’ schema and obviously this comes naturally to him. I would love to know what is going through his mind as he transfers the acorns from one container to another.
UPDATE: I have added this activity to a Busy Box but he uses two tubs rather than the muffin tin. The acorns also roll well so he usually rolls them across the kitchen floor.
* Acorns – or other natural materials such as conkers, chestnuts or pine cones
* Muffin tin
Adam was 18 months old.