February 5, 2013

Indirect Observations’ 8 Most Popular Posts of All Time

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?


Julia Deering said...

Congratulations! 5 years and 500th post - that's brilliantly neat.

It's crazy how fast our children grow up, isn't it. Looking back at the early posts gets more and more moving, and makes one feel so nostalgic. I've only been blogging for 3 years - but I already see it. Gulp. Well done. And keep blogging! x

jenny @ let the children play said...

Congratulations Catherine!