Doing laundry?

Doing laundry? Don't do it alone, this is a great opportunity to get your child involved with learning how to accomplish a task for themselves. Here are somethings they can be apart of while doing laundry and the benefits:

You can show him/her how to...

1. Help sort the dirty clothes and put into the machines.

2. Pour ingreidents.

3. Push buttons for settings.

4. Fold clothes

5. Put away their own clothes.

Benefits:

  • Gain a sense of order by observing the steps.
  • Hand and eye coordination while pouring, scooping laundry ingredients and folding clothes.
  • Learn appropriate responsibility by putting clothes away on their own. 
  • Independence

 

Oragami

I was sitting in the bed reading while waiting for Z to finish preparing for bed. When he finished he got in bed with me and his origami packet. As he sat next to me making the boar you see in the picture, I couldn't help to notice how darn amazing folding paper could be.

It required him to concentrate, coordinate, build fine motor skills and plan with order.  He did his best to follow each step instructed on the manual. After he made two, we played a little story telling them. Good times! Such a great thing to keep around in a craft, art or play area.