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."
Working tools + wood + nails + screws = hours of entertainment!
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.....
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.
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.