If you follow me on twitter or Facebook, then you know that we have a child in our care through the foster system. Everyone is doing really well adjusting and we are all having fun. The days have gone smoothly and eating and sleeping schedules haven’t been an issue at all. But some of our daytime activities have changed.
I now have a 23 month old, a 2.5 year old, and a 4 year old. All at different developmental stages. “Little Man” (that is what we will call the little boy in our care) has substantial developmental delays and is definitely not used to doing projects and crafts (duh, Kim). I am working on that, but I need to take baby steps for his sake and mine. :-)
So what activities are there? Easy-peasy one for outside on a gorgeous day…sensory station filled with water and bubbles!
Here is a table my mom scored from a local daycare doing remodeling. I put some of our favorite items from playing in the kitchen sink in there. I squeezed in some dish soap and added the water.
Instant fun! Everyone played well and took cues from the others. Each person experimented and tried things. We had a blast.
There was outdoor bath time.
Watching Cole and copying his every move. Sorry about the creepy faceless child, but you can’t see Little Man’s face.
“Just feeling the water tickle through our fingers.” That is how Cole put it. Isn’t that so cute?
And my favorite angle of the entire time was looking at miniature legs side-by-side. Those legs had no idea the fun they were missing just 2 feet up.
Oh, we had our fail moments as well. Charley learned that putting on make up was probably not a good thing to play with bubbles.
What are some of your favorite activities to bridge developmental and/or age gaps between children?