Laundry as a teachable moment…

They say that explaining everyday tasks helps a child to learn. Today, LO and I did the laundry. I opened the dryer and put the laundry in and she “helped”. She had a great time standing by the dryer and putting the clothes in one at a time. Granted, they were clothes that had been on the floor, but she was helping mommy with the chores.

It was a great teachable moment – I described the clothes that were going in the washing machine and then the ones that were being moved into the dryer (how wet they were – well, except for the ones she was putting into the dryer). We talked about how the washer and dryer works, we turned on and off the lights, and we learned from everyday tasks. Tactile sensory activities at its best!

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