As any parent knows it's hard to rest when you have children. It's also difficult to care for children when you are injured. My leg is still in a splint and besides medical appointments I have not left the house all week. Definitely no nature walks.
Otis has been getting restless. I have been searching our cupboard for any old toys of Caspar's that might slightly interest him. Luckily I've found a few. I also remembered how much Caspar loved this scooping activity and thought Otis might just get it.
With a very low grip and a firm hand Otis worked it out. You can't see in these pictures but he did get very wet.
This was almost too difficult. It's a fine balance. We want to challenge our children without making the challenge unachievable. I don't want the activity to end in frustration or with a defeated child. Otis also used his hands after a few minutes then went back to the scoop. This was totally ok with me. It was a fun activity and he was working hard.