Friday, July 6, 2012

"Noodles" a Kitchen Basket Update

Some of you might remember THIS little post about a little basket of fun that I put together for Henry a few months ago drawing inspiration from Montessori teachings about "practical life" experiences and benefits of using real materials to help a young child develop understanding of care.

I'm pleased to say that over the last few weeks the Kitchen Basket has really started to come into it's own.  We started mimicking eating and mixing up food with the bowls and utensils and Henry was quick to catch on.

Just a few days I go I felt he was ready for a little something extra for his imaginary food (which is delicious by the way) and grabbed an unused pile of scrap felt.  Not wanting to put any real effort into creating play food at this time I simply cut long stripes of the felt and introduced Henry to "Noodles".

Noodles is officially one of the more popular games in our house.  We put the noodles in the bowl, mix them up, dump them out, put them on our head, try to feed them to the cat and not necessarily in that order.  We've found that he often enjoys playing Noodles after he's done with his own dinner.

Of course we're still trying to enforce the fact that we don't actually eat the noodles, but other than that it's a great game.

"I eat Noodles.  Noodles are cool."

If you need a refresher on the original "Kitchen Basket" hop back over to the original post HERE, complete with new Pinning Button and cover picture if you are so inclined.  


1 comment:

  1. fun! I love the kitchen basket idea. My whole house seems like a play basket for the kids . . . im not sure how to keep the playing contained to toys! (even "real" toys!)


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