Last week I put together an activity for J that he loved and kept his attention for the longest time (which is my barometer for the success of an activity).
So I thought I’d present the activity again..but this time I’d use the light table! “Ha!”, I thought, “if he loved it before he will love it even more now!”
He played with this for about 5 seconds before he ran off to play with his blocks. sigh
Sometimes the best plans (in my head) just aren’t all that interesting to J. I used to fret a bit about this and tried to coax him back to the activity or show him how to play with it the way it should be played with.
It’s moments like this that I have to remind myself that it’s not about me and what I want. It’s about J and his time to play. Play is not play when it’s forced.
So, I let him go and play with his blocks and learn from that instead of pushing him to the light box activity. He had a lot of fun with his blocks that day and made quite and impressive tower!