Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The jet lands on...



Australia!

That's our new continents game. I got a "Do it yourself kit" for KB where they have pre cut pieces to assemble a jet plane, race car, bird house etc. It is a lot of fun because he gets to smooth out the wood with sand paper and then paint it and then glue the pieces together to make a jet or race car.

We made the jet yesterday - he had a lot of fun painting it and was quite amused when he mixed (they only had five colors in the kit) blue and yellow and found that it turned green. He woke up this morning and told me about it with the tone of "Did you know, Mamma?".

After KG went to bed, KB and I were playing around with his newly created jet plane. I pretended like it took off and was high up in the air and I turned around and asked him which continent it was going to land on. He said, "North America"! I pretended that the couch was North America and I landed his jet plane on it. But I remembered his continents table mat he had and brought it out. KB really got into the game once I brought this out and then he took over the jet plane. I would say, "Oh, the jet plane is landing in Australia" and he would land the plane there. Then he took a piece of paper and pretended that it was the key to open the jet plane and he then let the people out. He proceeded to say that the people were all tired and needed some coffee. So he turned to the couch and made some coffee after heating some water and adding some coffee powder. (Looks like he only makes black coffee!). I then told him how awesome his coffee was and he said, "People Saptutaa maa coffee'aa" (People finished the coffee). He then went to the pretend sink and dumped their mugs in there. Then the "people" rang the door bell and I welcomed them to Australia and they all apparently had a great time there.

The jet plane took off again and I would say "Antartica" and he would land it in Antartica (on the mat). And he decided it was too cold there and so made them hot chocolate. Juice for those who landed in Africa. A bowl of soup for those who landed in Europe. And a loud welcome to the people who landed in each of these places and great hospitality with all these drinks served as soon as they set foot on the continent!

It was great fun being a part of this make believe world where every thing was so simple and straight forward and there were no lines in between to be read or rifles to be feared. It was a blissful half an hour for me. B returned home from work and KB enacted the whole scene for him with great excitement.

14 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

awesome Noon!!!! :)

KB is so creative and so is his mommy! and he already knows so much and is so hospitable and giving!

kudos Mommy!

cheers!

abha

trying2beperfectmom said...

Isnt it surprising to watch how much they observe from real world. Your post just reassured me, highlighting the value of unstructured play.(There is a debate about starting him on kindergarden , right now)

Preethi said...

KB s so smart and creative.. and what a wonderful game noonie.. teaches him a lot of things.. while being creative and encouraging his imagination!! Lovely... read your previous post on BF shopping.. was that bad this year? I did not do any shopping this year, but thought crowds must have been lighter this time around!! :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Lovely !!
Please tell me where you bought this from ... I am sure Cantaloupe will love it.

noon said...

Mama-Mia - you are one sweet happy one MM - always feel good reading your comments! :) Hospitable - that's for sure KB - he keeps asking people to come visit him. And tells them to visit again and again.

Tbpm - Seriously - it is astonishing how much they observe from the world around them. I only wish I could come up more time for unstructured play. You know with two kids it is so hard to find that kind of quiet time. I get some one hour max on some days after KG goes to bed to really concentrate on him. He is at the age when he understands a lot and loves to build on these games. What is the debate with KG - curious to know. Will go check your blog soon to see if you have posted anything. Thanks for visiting. First time I think?

Preethi - hey girl - bin long. I started reading your post but had to get up and leave. Will do so now. Yeah this game was fun to play. If Cheeky was here to play with us would have been fun. Am sure he would have come up with a lot of cheeky comments! ;)

CA - I got it at Micheals. They have a lot of such kits. Usually I find more beading kits but this one was different - exactly what I was looking for.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

A child's beautiful and wonderful world of imagination...that is where we need to slip into at least once a day.

Thanks for sharing this with us noonie!

noon said...

Mammamia - yes it is blissful to be a part of that world sometimes...
Thanks for your comment.

dipali said...

Utterly delightful, Noon! Both you and KB :)

~nm said...

Hey..this is such a neat idea to make them learn continents and even countries! I must try this too!

noon said...

Thanks Dipali!

Nm - yeah - am sure he will have fun and won't even know he is learning alongside!

Mimi said...

for a min u hadme there,noon.I thought you guys are coming to visit us...:)
nice game though :)

noon said...

Thanks Mimi! :) Well, in my dreams yes, I am visiting Aussie land! :)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Kindly do hop on over and land on my blog...there's an award waiting for you there!

http://mammamiameamamma.blogspot.com/2008/12/and-award-goes-to.html

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

Kudos to your creativity and passing the same to your kids!! Truly amazing!!