Monday, September 24, 2007

Beating the Momdrums Monday - The Dry/Wet difference

The potty training parade is proceeding with precision....almost. We're still quite stuck on two points: Using the potty in public (in other words: anxiety of the too large toilet), and peeing on the potty 100% of the time. We have some days with almost no accidents and even a few accident free...but those are mostly do to my being REALLY on the ball those days. I don't want to spend forever forcing her to sit on the potty every half hour so today's Momdrum Monday beater is an attempt at a teaching tool.

What you will need:
Random objects such as a pair of panties, a pull up, a diaper, some paper cut outs, a piece of cloth, etc.

How Child Can be involved:
Help wet objects
Point to objects
Pick out objects

Go around the house collecting random things to show your child the difference between wet and dry. Once you have some collected have your child touch them and tell them it's "dry". Then help your child dip things in water and explain "wet". Ask them if they can point out the difference between wet items and dry items. Show them pictures of things that are wet like rain, swimming pool, etc. Show them pictures of things that are dry such as sand, wood, etc.

I have no idea if this will help Little Lady pull off peeing consistently in the potty but at least it's a different activity to do. Plus it has an educational twist!

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MOMDRUM UPDATE: Little Lady and I had a blast creating last weeks activity! We used bright coloured beads for our shaker and covered it in stickers. Little Lady really enjoyed filling the bottle bead by bead and then putting on the stickers. She's already got a lot of enjoyment from the shaker!

1 comment:

Damselfly said...

Wow! I'm still amazed at you for trying so early.