Caspar is five. After reading and learning about a child in the second plane of development I can tell that he is not there yet. It feels like he's transitioning. After being asked about what activities Caspar does at home, it was very easy to write a post about it.
As many of you know Caspar goes to a Montessori school. After school he generally likes to be by himself. I think this is his way of dre-stressing or 'coming down' from school. He likes to play with cars, run around the house and loves jumping on beds and rolling around. But after this what does he like to do?
Science: Above, these aren't just carrot tops this is regenerative growth. Caspar has always loved science experiments. Most of them are made up (mixing coloured water with chalk and soap) but he often uses science experiment books and those with pictorial experiments are very useful. Although he's almost past the stage now he went through a period of observing the weather and moon phases and taking measurements such as rain and temperature. Occasionally he will keep a journal on his observations but this usually only lasts a day or two.
Art: Caspar likes to experiment but tires of any one medium quickly. Most of his creating still comes from his making box which usually develops into large box building activities. Most recently he used a hot glue gun independently which added a new dimension to his collages. Clay, paint and markers are all used regularly.
Building: In addition to creating box structures from his making box Caspar will build. If it's with blocks he will only build with these large blocks, always adding new elements and props such as cars, road signs, people or just sticks.