Do your children use a work mat at home? I wonder at what age it is introduced?
In the past Otis has worked at his table or straight on the floor. This is the first time he has used a work mat. I felt like a real teacher rolling it out slowly and deliberately.
As you can see Otis wanted to sit on it. I only have two rules. 1. The work stays on the mat. 2. The mat is rolled up and put away when we are finished.
I remember presenting an open and close activity to Caspar when he was around eighteen months. The beauty of this activity is you can easily change the skill level. Otis's basket contains tins, jars and other containers from the kitchen and bathroom. I don't mind the busyness of the labels, I think it makes this a good practical life activity. He's not just opening a container, he is opening a spice jar!
As it turns out Otis is only interested in mastering the Cream to Tartar container. He's focused for sure.