This morning I spent a little time outside with Corbin and Elle, he was on his scooter and she was in the stroller. It was beautiful out and we had a nice walk together. Corbin really opens up and talks when it’s just him…….no one to compete with, I guess. 😉
Later, while Elle napped, he and Emma played in her kiddie pool, and I supervised. He ended up IN the pool with her even though it’s only about 4 feet wide. They played with her collection of rubber duckies. Corbin pointed out that only one duck floated perfectly…..the others were floating on their sides “because they’re heavier.” As we talked about that he decided they were heavy because they “have water inside them.” Once he expelled the water they floated more upright, but still not as perfect as the first.
I love the way we discover things just through living life. To me, discussing water, how it works, it’s heaviness and how it affects things, is much more fun when playing than if we sit down to read about those things in a textbook. Maybe it’s just me. I feel confident the ‘lesson’ will be more memorable since he learned it himself through play.