October felt like such a quiet month but as November brings much cooler weather I took some time to review my observations and pictures from the past month.
This has intrigued me;
At first it was only one of the boys that arranged these items around the circle on the table. He did this on several days with these same toys but then left them and went to play with other toys until cleanup time when he would then put them away. If at any point someone moved one of the circle toys he would return it to its place in the circle.
Since the room was rearranged these toys have not been put on the table…but other toys have been. Nothing has been left here for long so I haven’t managed to get a picture but several times a day there are toys place around the circle. Sometimes cars, sometimes tools, often plates of food. What is most interesting is that now ALL of the boys are doing this. I will keep observing.
Hills have also been popular. There are two hills we pass frequently on our walks and we have made a point to stop and play on them. The boys love to roll down, up and across the hills. They’ve even started rolling down the rock slope in the back yard. I can’t imagine that would feel as nice as the leaves and grass but the boys seem to enjoy it.
One day watched this boy attempt to attach a piece of twine he found to a stick and use it to pull his ‘stuck’ tractor. He was so persistent even when the twine kept breaking. He was was fully engaged in this activity for over half an hour oblivious to anything the others were doing. I didn’t interfere either.
Inside there was a popular game developed and enjoyed by all the boys. They used the coloured fabric squares as ‘ghost traps’ and put the white scarves over their heads to pretend to be ghosts. They then walked around the room and if their foot touched a ghost trap they fell to the ground which resulted in fits of laughter from everyone.
The doll house in the new loft has been surprisingly popular too – even more than the blocks up there;
And of course we had to paint those funny little white ‘garlic’ pumpkins too.
So much fun!