Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blue ocean water play

There is something about water play that kids find very soothing. Virtually any kind of play related to water can keep Nathan completely occupied for a good 30-40 minutes all by himself.

Inspired by the ocean animal play at my Family Day Care network’s headquarters, I decided to mix things up a bit with our own home water play.

Just a couple of drops of blue food colouring can turn ordinary water into an ‘ocean’.

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The animals all had a gala time having a swim in our cool blue ‘ocean’ on this hot summer day.

And I overheard this conversation between Mr Lion and Mr Elephant…

Lion: Raaaaaaahhhh!!!! I’m gonna eat you, Elephant! nom nom nom.
Elephant: Aaaaaargh… Ouchie!
Lion: Oh, I’m sorry. Did I hurt you?
Elephant: That’s okay. But now I’m gonna eat YOU, Lion! Raaaaaahhhh!!!

I love watching Nathan get engrossed in his play, fully immersed in his own imaginative world.

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Posting this video for the benefit of Nathan’s grandma and grandpa, who are living overseas and don’t get the chance to see him as often. A glimpse into that funny imagination of his…

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Linking up to Sakura Haruka,
Little Drummer Boys and
Twinkle in the Eye

15 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with you about water play - the water soothes my daughter right down when she's feeling grizzly. What a great idea to add a few drop sof food colouring to the water to make it look like the ocean. You are going to be so great in running your Home Day Care business - you've got such cool ideas! Love the conversation between Mr Lion and Mr Elephant :)

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    1. Soothing is the word - whether we need to cool off from the hot weather or a difficult mood. Works like magic. And thanks, Lizzy... honestly I pick up my ideas from fellow bloggers like you and everyone in the community all the time... best source for daily inspiration.

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  2. Water is such a great entertainer! My older ones have graduated to water play with the hose, yesterday afternoon they were out there for over an hour in their swimmers just running around and having a great time.

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    1. Absolutely, Emma! Sometimes we turn on the sprinklers and let our little guy run around on the lawn to cool off ^_^

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  3. Great idea Serene! Love the use of the potty!

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    1. LOL... Well spotted, Stephanie!. It's been sitting around doing nothing ever since we toilet trained.

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  4. Awesome idea! He's such a sweetie :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  5. I am ALL about the food colouring right now, it makes bath time so much more fun! I see you are making great headway for you new venture lovely! xx

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    1. Woah! Bath time! That's another level I haven't considered yet, Emily... that will definitely make bath time extra long if we ever do that. But that's a pretty fun idea to do just for a special treat every now ant then.

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  6. Water is definitely popular to play with in our household. Thanks for the tip about the food colouring :)

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    1. No problem, Alicia. Hope your troops enjoy the water play this summer!

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  7. Water play is one of my favourite kids activities. I bet his grandparents appreciate cute movies like that one :)

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  8. Oh i used to love setting up water play when i was working as a nanny. Our favourite summer activity was to freeze large icecream tubs of water and play with them as they melted in buckets of water :) xx

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  9. What a lovely idea.
    (Little white rabbit - better late than not)

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