1. Had a Playdate with the Cousin
Isa loves his cousin brother dearly, and the moment he saw Adam at the front door he went ecstatic! They spent half a day together playing all sorts of thing – including swimming time and ball games. Isa refused to take a nap, that he fell asleep at the dining table while having his late lunch!
2. Putting coins into his penny bank
This would be good for his motor skills, and I could see his improvement in handling those coins and inserting them into the bank. Since we have quite a big amount of coins, we did this in more than one sitting.
3. Butterfly Paper cutting
Armed with lots of colour papers (which I got from my brother who cut A4 paper into smaller rectangles for his study notes) and Blue Tack, I introduced paper cutting to Isa – making objects he is familiar with. He loves them the butterflies, and soon we were making a lot of other things with the paper.
4. Painting – again!
Previously I wrote about the first time I introduced Isa to paint and painting, and it was not received well due to the ‘eww’ factor. This time around, I tried to use paintbrushes, but the ‘eww’ factor is still there I supposed, that he kept asking for his hands to be washed.
What he seems to be more interested in was the process of making the homemade paint – I think partly it is more physical, which is his inclination so far.
5. Bottle Rack again
This thing seems to be his favourite, that I can leave him to play alone and do my thing in the bathroom for more than half an hour! Since I religiously follow the advice of replacing BPA-free feeding bottles every 6 months, I have a number of colourful bottle collars which I hate to throw away because they are so cute. In the end, they become a toy for Isa to play with – to my delight.
An article I read told me that toddlers at this age love to ‘help’ around the house, so I am taking the opportunity to let Isa learn one things or two – and these days he loves reaching for the broom and helps me sweeping the floor. It keeps him occupied and hopefully improved his coordination.