Like any self-respecting toddler, M is drawn like a magnet to all puddles- to all water in general, for that matter. And I, like most mothers who have things to do and generally find it inconvenient to clean up mud-spattered children at odd times of the day, am forever steering her away from those much longed-for puddles.
Today, I decided to let her have her "water touch!" as she likes to say. While she was napping I set out three bowls and filled them with water ahead of time so that it would have time to be warmed by the sun. In each bowl I made a different "soup."
The first was Animal SoupThen Nature Soup with rocks and leaves
and finally Lego Soup!
These were good for a full 45 minutes of entertainment (which is saying a lot for a 19 month old!) The soup ladle was especially a hit as it allowed her to transfer water wherever she wanted- including her mama's lap!