I just love watching my children explore the world around them. You can call it play, or learning, or exploration, or some other fancy term that psychologists probably have, but really in their eyes it's just FUN! With this in mind I recently gave each of my boys large pieces of watermelon and small spoons. I then sat back and watched what happened.
There was some sensory exploration.
Some thought that went into how best to handle this rocking food
Some attempts to copy the skills of those in the know
Some successes at taking advantage of this sweet fruit
Some trial and error
Some conclusions, "My teeth cut better than the spoon."
And plenty of these :)
Here's to a messy, fun filled summer in 2011!