We had last week’s playdates with Mommy R and Little A at their beautiful home. They have more “equipment” that made the playdates look like Gymboree-on-the-go. It made our playdates more fun. Little Cat always had a blast while there and was still on a high after getting home. 😉
Here’s the run-down of our main activities for the weeks’s playdates:
- Storytime – The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
- Arts and Crafts Activity – We made a spider from magazine cut-out pieces which the kids (supposedly! 😉 ) glued to a paperplate. We then stuck a popsicle stick at the back to hold it with.
- 2nd Activity – The kids were to pick among a set of flashcards the object we ask for. Before doing so, they were to pass through an obstacle course. They were to climb and slide from a Little Tike-ish slide and then crawl under a table. Aside from being able to identify the objects, enrich communication and gross motor skills, the kids were to learn the concept of waiting and turn-taking. We’ve been trying to incorporate it in previous playdates but it wasn’t until now that we’re able to present it to the kids more clearly. Thanks to the Gymboree-inspired obstacle course Mommy R. 🙂
- Free Play – Instead of the usual playing with toys, the kids went swimming in an inflatable pool with a lot of floating balls. It was mid-day but it wasn’t that warm so Mommy R and I didn’t let them stay too long in the pool. Mommy R was also ingenious enough to provide a make-shift swing from a foldable ladder and sako. Continue reading