My husband likes to have everything neat and clean… which he has realized is nearly impossible with a toddler around. He sees no value to allowing our son to investigate things that may lead to a mess.
I on the other hand feel that is is a huge part of his development to expose him to different feels, smells, textures, sights and sensations. If he wants to try something, as long as he won’t be hurt by it I gladly let him try. Dylan can’t understand when we have such a hard time keeping the house clean as it is, I would let our son intentionally create a mess.
I was completing a survey for a program that was trying to sell an overpriced book on child development, and one of the questions they asked was if he scribbles on paper. The truth is that we had never let him play with paper.
When I realized that the mommy guilt set in big time! The next day I set him in his high chair and we let him color with a pen, markers and crayons. Dylan was not home so we, really means I. Dylan does not know.
One of Kyton’s friends gave him toddler markers for his birthday, along with magic paper that only writes on the paper. Dylan said that we could keep it, but he was not about to use it himself.
He started off by eating the marker, but I figure it is child safe, right?
He had a blast, and the marker was washable. Any other fun craft ideas for our little one?