This year marks my 5th year of blogging and this will be my 500th post. When I first started blogging I had a baby and a 3 year old. Now I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old.
I started by blogging about the activities I did with my children, and this kept me honest and trying to play with them often. These days they are much more independent and have a much larger say in what they are doing and I have realised that it is the example I am setting for them in how I live my life and how I learn that is a most important influence on them.
To mark my 500th post here are the top 8 posts of all-time on Indirect Observations (formerly Adventures With Kids) …
Lego Building Challenges – some challenges I created for my son to get him building independent creations with his Lego, rather than simply following the directions.
floating and sinking – an experiment to explore floating and sinking for my son and an experiment to explore what my son knew about floating and sinking for me.
Lego Ideas – a review of The Lego Ideas Book, by Daniel Lipkowitz.
What can we do with playdough? – a list of different ways to play with playdough, created because I was bored of doing the same thing with the playdough every time we opened the container.
photography projects for kids – fun projects to help your child learn to use the camera
play with sounds – Guess that Sound – a simple to play sound-guessing game
magnify it – a list of things your child can look at or do with a magnifying glass
Who Sank the Boat? – exploring floating and sinking by re-enacting the story Who Sank the Boat?, by Pamela Allen
If you are interested my very first blog post was
Basket of Treasures – about the Montessori education idea of creating a treasure basket for your baby to explore
Now it’s your turn, who are you, my readers? Where are you from and do you have a blog?