Toddler Tinkerings: Pom Pom Drop Bottle
I love how toddlers are so serious about their play. That engrossed look of concentration makes me smile. My 20 month old had this look plastered on her face for a good hour today.
When I emptied the juice bottle this morning, an idea jumped into my head, so I grabbed a sharp knife and cut a square hole on one side of the bottle, near the bottom. I lined the edges of the hole with clear packing tape to make it less scratchy.
I then placed the bottle and a small bowl of pom poms in front of her. She shouted with glee, "Po-Pom!!", and immediately got busy... dropping them in... pulling them out of the hole... and all over again.
She carried the bottle around with her for a least an hour. She even brought it with her when her brothers invited her to "nuggle" with them.