I got my lego table in, now that autumn seems to really have settled around here. I want to use it for E inside.
But once it got inside, I realized how it needed to be cleaned up. And since E's been demonstrating signs of interest in cleaning for a while, I thought it was a perfect match
And it was!
I think this goes to show how it is not important that everything is perfect. The right activity at the right timing is a lot more important then the perfect setting at the wrong time. Would I have waited for the perfect fitting bowl to go in there, I probably would have missed a great window of opportunity for meaningful work and concentration.
I love how concentrated he was and was impressed at how careful his movements were while he was scrubbing away.
To set up a cleaning table you need:
A low table that can be scrubbed on
a tiny brush (the one E has comes from Micheal Olaf, and the size is perfect)
a shallow bowl for water
How did I do it?
I placed the bowl of water in the table and told E we were going to wash it.
I took the brush, wetted it in the bowl, and gently scrubbed the table saying "I am scrubbing the table".
Then I used the towel to wipe clean the table
After that I handed him the brush, asked him if he wanted to scrub with me and he just started to scrub away!