|It doesn't look like it in the picture, but Mia actually had nearly 20 pipecleaners out at one point.|
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Those poor pipe cleaners....
I got together with some other moms this past spring and one mom showed us how to play with pipe cleaners and a strainer (the kind you would use after cooking pasta). At the time, I thought that it was a clever idea, but in all of our usual busyness, I quickly forgot about it. It wasn't until recently that I remembered as I was trying to figure out something for Mia to do while I was working on some household and bugdgetting things. I got out the pipe cleaners, strainer, and of course my camera, and sat down with her on the floor. I started poking the pipe cleaners through the holes at random, and watched a big smile spread across her face. She caught on quickly and has spent a lot of time working her way through the holes with no complaints.
For those of you with toddlers or pre-schoolers, have you tried this? Did it work for you? Do you have any tips or hints to share?