It was “beach weather” in the mother city today, beautifully sunny and just enough wind to take the sun’s sting away. Also dangerous weather in my case cause I’d burn to a crisp had we actually gone to the beach. I have tried every sunscreen so far and I still burn. A doctor in germany told me it’s because I actually have a slight allergic reaction to the sun… erm, thanks for making me even weirder than I already am doc!
Decided to stay home and have a lazy day instead so we stayed in our pajamas, did the washing and watered the garden (fish’s new favorite job) and then it was “education time”. I am absolutely in love with how much you can teach your child doing ordinary things at home. Never thought about it before I had a chat with @pinkhairgirl (thanks again sally!) but now I realise that almost everything we do has learning in it for kids!
So the past few days I’ve dedicated 30 minutes of uninterrupted learning time for fish (mum was a pre-school teacher and apparently 20 minutes is more than enough). Today due to the weather we decided on painting. I have also been trying to teach him choice, so he gets two options of what we can do and he decides.
Grabbed anything I could think of in the house that would make a nice stamp, some paint brushes, some poster paint and of course paper. We headed outside and had some really messy fun! His favorite was blowing the paint with a straw (even though I think we ended up with more spit on the page than paint) and he’s really getting great at his colours!