Don’t you just love the creativity of 2 and 3 year-olds? This week in the 2-3’s class, we went searching for Thumbman’s dog, Rover, who was hiding in the mulberry bush. In our efforts to find Rover, we began to walk around the “mulberry bush,” which was a hula hoop on the floor. Suddenly, Samantha declared that she had found Rover. I clapped and celebrated with her. Then we continued with the game. She interrupted me to tell me again that SHE HAD FOUND ROVER, inferring that, clearly, I did not understand that there was no need to continue searching for him!
Not to be outdone, Hadley announced that she had found a chicken in the mulberry bush; and then the floodgates opened, and everyone was calling out what they had found in the mulberry bush, including birds, other dogs who are friends of Rover, and various other farm animals. Then Luke joyfully announced that he had found a SKUNK in his mulberry bush! Well, it seemed to me that the prudent thing to do at that point was to run (in place) to get away from the skunk. So, that’s what we did!
I must admit, I was giggling all the way through this, because their ideas were so creative, and their enthusiasm purely contagious! I hope you had as much fun with Rover this week as I did! Who knows what we might find in the mulberry bush next week! COME JOIN US and FIND OUT!!!
With Great LOVE for my Creative 2-3 year olds!