Today I found a feather and took a moment to play with my 16 month old son. I realized there was a lot he could learn and a lot I could teach from just one feather.
In just about 15 minutes:
We learned about SOFT as I brushed the feather up and down his arm, and forehead, cheek and neck.
We learned about TICKLING as I let the feather tickle his nose and ears.
We learned that feathers come from BIRDS that say "tweet tweet", "quack quack" and "cockadoodle doo"
We also learned about BLOWING as we blew the feather in the air and watched it meander to the floor. His attempt was more of an "s" sound but he sure had fun trying to catch it.
He thought it was ALL pretty neat. And I was reminded just how important these small teaching moments are.
Picture via flickr.com