As the seasons change, it can be quite difficult to get our daughter outside. The lure of the kitchen table to do seasonal crafts, the lure of the screens, the lure of the snuggles on the sofa! And why not? All of these are great ways to spend your time.
But here at VirtuallyAllSorts, we’ve been adapting our learning to the seasons!
At the present time, our daughter loves role playing (among other things), particularly schools.
Since moving house, we haven’t had the chance to do much to pretty up our garden. It’s quite a small garden but it has potential.
Potential for exploring, for using imagination, for building insect hotels!
Due to its size, we do have to think outside the box.
It’s all concrete and there’s no room for a swing. Despite this, we have prettied part of it up successfully by painting a wall all different colours.
When our girl says she wants to play in the garden, she often says she’s bored out there. So despite the obvious change of seasons, we recently popped her easel outside. She can think outside of the box and so can we!
It’s perfect for her to role play her schools, as you can see. All she needed was her coat and she was happy as anything for ages 🙂
And a happy little girl makes for happy parents!
What do you do to think outside of the box when it comes to space – inside and out? Have you got any other suggestions for a boredom buster? I’d love to hear! Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere