Here’s an idea from Raegan at Children’s Learning Activities that I’m now finally letting J do with me. I’m not sure why it took so long to let him try since he’s been sweeping the floors with me forever. I invisioned water everywhere, but he really doesn’t create a huge mess. I’m getting the floor wet anyway, so a little extra water isn’t such a big deal…. as long as he stays away from the carpet! Thankfully he’s great at keeping within the boundaries I give him.
Basically I give him a sponge and a bowl of water (a tiny bit of water goes a LONG way!). Oh and squeezing the excess water out of the sponge is a lesson they need to be taught! There are SO many tiny things that J needs to be taught that I completely overlook and this was one of them.
I wouldn’t say J’s honed his mopping skills quite yet, but he loves to help and that’s what I want to encourage!
Age: started around 24 months