Friday, February 17, 2012

Construction Kid

so...here's the other fun thing we did while I was sick. AND we've been doing it every day since.
I gave Arjun his own set of real "working tools."
 I brought a 2"X4" up from the basement and put a few nails and screws into it.
 Working tools + wood + nails + screws = hours of entertainment!

He's always been into construction and building. Especially since last summer when we had the old sidewalk on our street ripped up and a new own put in. Boy did we learn a lot about concrete!
We sat outside watching the workers every chance we got. Arjun wore his working hat and brought a shovel or a rake with him when we went out - in case the workers needed help.

The workers were never too busy to smile and wave at Arjun. He loved them. His imaginative play nearly always included making a new sidewalk. He taught his friends at school.
He loved construction and building even before the sidewalk workers came. He LOVES Richard Scarry books. Particularly this one.

His favorite parts are: building a new house,  and where bread comes from. He loves baking too.
So, on my second day of being sick we read most of these books.....
And watched Arjun's favorite construction movie......Construction Kid, about a four year old boy who follows the progress of building a house from start to finish.  Arjun LOVES this movie.  He works right along side the boy and his crew.
Richard Scarry's books are by far the current favorites, but other often requested construction books include:

Who Made this Cake? In which a crew of tiny workers use heavy machinery to create a birthday cake.  This one combines two of Arjun favorite activities!
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - in which weary trucks and tractors work hard all day, then settle in for a comfortable sleep.
A Year at a Construction Site.  Which documents the building of a new school.

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