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.
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!”