Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Translation Tuesday: Educise

This past weekend Matilda went to Eila's, her best buddy, house to celebrate Eila's birthday. As we left Tillie got a little party favor, which was a pack of animal 'flash cards'. She was immediately obsessed.

When we got home, I was feeding Bea and watching Tillie and Nate out on the front walk-way. Tillie runnign back and forth, back and forth. Over and over and over again.

I came out and was informed that "those were daddy's cards" and I was 'no touch". But that I had to "sit there mama....(as she pointed to the stairs)." The game she had created went a little somethign like this:

Nate sitting at the end of our walkway,with all of the cards.
Tillie would pick two out of four cards Nate was holding up.
She would yell out the animals name.
And then run those cards to the stairs.
And then repeat.

And she did this 36 times. Which means she ran the length of our walk-way 72 times.

And you know what happened after that? A three and a half hour nap. WHAT?!?! Unheard of.

So not only do we get a game that Matilda created herself, and will play for 30 minutes, but it's a game that she is learning somethign and burning off the crazy amount of energy she has? Excellent. And thus, the beginning of educise is explained.


Nate Hanson said...

I'll be the first to admit I know overuse the term 'educise' in our household. But for any neighbors reading this blog, I swear this is a game and not wind sprints!

Summer said...

Stealing immediately upon children's waking hours tomorrow. Otto started speech class and I think this sounds like a prefect way to practice enunciation and articulation of sounds. Thankyou!

Anonymous said...

Nate, see if you can work some push ups into the program. Maybe even burpys.
Uncle Todd