Fun In The Sun!

The past week finally brought a week of sun which meant Ethan got some Garden time. He was very lucky that for his birthday he was given two sand and water play tables, so we decided that one would be for sand and the other water. This is because Ethan loves water so much that when we have water days nothing will get his attention and we really want to push his sensory issues with messy sand play.

So we started the week playing with the sand, I didn’t think this would hold Ethan’s attention but it played with it for at least twenty minutes at a time. I have been told that I have to set Ethan tasks so he knows what to do with his toys. I showed him how to fill the bucket, including counting, and make a sand castle. He moved his play on by using his now famous “Ready, Steady, Go!” and throwing the sand in the air, I have no idea where he got that from! I quickly told him this isn’t how we play with sand, so he decided he would move all the sand from one side of the table to the other. I’m amazed with how well he played with the sand, a few months ago he wouldn’t even touch sand let alone attempt to play with it. 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday it was time for water play, Ethan’s favourite thing to do. What I like about the water table is that even though the weather is nice and warm it isn’t warm enough for Ethan to be in the paddling pool all day. So he gets his water fix without getting a chill. 
 
His play consisted of emptying his watering can whilst I sat in the sun. He is fascinated with watching the way it makes the water move, he can play with water for hours at a time. He then thought it would be funny to empty the watering can on me, the water play ended quite quickly after that! 

 

 

 

 

Ethan was also treated to another garden toy this week from Nanny and Grandad, he was given a Hula Hoop. He plays with these at nursery, he had lots of fun spinning it and shouting “Ready, Steady, Go!”   

 

Ethan had lots of outdoor fun in the sun this week!

I’m linking this post to Country Kids over at Coombe Mill

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 

8 Comments

  1. 8th June 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Wish we had the space for one of those tables! I love his intent concentration face…too cute! It’s great to hear him having fun and learning all at the same time!

    • 9th June 2013 / 3:03 pm

      I never thought of getting him one before so he was very lucky to get them for his birthday. I’m trying to find games that also include learning without him realising. Water is always a winner ;0)

  2. 8th June 2013 / 1:25 pm

    It’s lovely when they kids can be outside and just have fun. My son has just lived in his sandpit or at his water table this last week #CountryKids

    • 9th June 2013 / 3:04 pm

      Let’s hope the sun stays so they can enjoy it even more x

  3. 8th June 2013 / 6:07 pm

    Hasn’t it been great now the weathers picked up that we are able to spend more time outdoors! You have some lovely pictures of Ethan having fun with his sand and water – both ideal outdoor activities. I do like his Goonies T-shirt, he also looks very tall standing with his hula hoop, he must have had a growth spurt. Thanks for coming over and sharing your outdoor fun with Country Kids.

    • 9th June 2013 / 3:09 pm

      We love the Goonies top, he has no idea what it is lol. His nursery auntie said he looks taller perhaps he has, we don’t notice seeing him everyday. Hopefully we can join you again next week x

  4. 14th June 2013 / 2:50 am

    I love the photos of Ethan playing with the sand, he looks so focused. And, water play is always a hit in our house too! And, I just have to say – love the Goonies t-shirt 🙂

    • 23rd June 2013 / 7:56 pm

      I’m so please how he was playing with the sand as it wasn’t that long ago that he didn’t like it’s feel. We love the Goonies top ;0)

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