Sometimes you just have to lean it to your child’s natural need for exploration. Edie has been enamored with our fly swatter, which has been meticulously washed one too many times-for a fly swatter that is.
In my classroom, we often relied on the ‘if they’re exploring it, we can work with it” method. Most household objects make great substitutes for paint brushes or sensory tools.
Case in point: Fly swatter art:
I was impressed!