Today it was too wet and windy to do anything outside with the cutest kid in the world, so we found some rainy day activities to do indoors.
About a year ago I found a book called “My Little Blue Robot” in the remainder bin of the local bargain bookstore. It didn’t have much of a story, but it did have a cardboard robot that could be assembled and disassembled fairly easily.
I decided today was as good a day as any to break it out of the packaging and see how it would go over with my three-year old. And it turns out, the robot was a hit.
David spent a good part of the day playing with his robot, assembling it twice — once with me and once with his dad — and talking to it, teaching it how to play tiddly winks, and other imaginative things.
If you’ve got a three or four year old, try to find a copy to fill several hours of the next rainy or wintery day.