Good morning! Here are three invitations for toddlers today, including an idea for cooling off on another hot July day.
Fine Motor Invitation: Tubes and clothespins
We recommend setting up this offering on a low table or a tray on the floor. Set out some clothespins and sections of empty paper towel tubes and invite your child to explore the materials. If you have clothespins with springs, you might demonstrate how they work. We wonder what your child will do with these materials, especially if they took part in the laundry day water play invitation we shared recently.
Art Invitation: Crayons and boxes
This is a wonderful way to invite your child to explore three-dimensional art. Offer an empty cardboard box and some crayons and invite your child to make marks and designs on the box. They may also want to explore mark-making on the inside of the box. If the box is large enough, they may want to explore mark-making on the box while sitting in the box.
Sensory Invitation: Water play
The weather continues to be hot, and water play can offer an opportunity to use large muscles while staying cool. Today we suggest using a sprinkler or mister to create arcs and rainbows. Invite your child to try to run under the water, through the water, or jump over it as it nears the ground.