I have a crush on this group of moms (Play at Home Mom), "who have a firm belief in positive parenting and play based learning." You should follow them on facebook too.
I love how these moms take the concept of a "sensory table" to a whole new level. They set up "invitations" that are like sensory tables.... but sometimes with science! And always really creative and engaging and fun!
An "RSV Vaccine Playing Scientist" Invitation:
Stir sticks, petri dishes, salt and pepper shakers, liquid watercolors, test tubes, a few clear containers and bottles, dropper, teaspoon, measuring spoon, and a little whisk.
She lets her 3? 4? year old kid do woodworking.
Maybe one day we'll make a light table too.
The boys will have a "summer vacation" of sorts, and I need to start planning some activities for them now to keep them engaged. Their last day at their current daycare is July 25th and they don't start their new part-time "day school" until September. They will be home with me all day every day (while I am working)! We will hopefully be going on a little beach vacation in August, and my siblings will be coming over to help as well. I'm looking forward to an "Uncle John and Uncle Luke" summer camp :)
I am hoping to take their lead and come up with a few "invitations" as well.