Inspired by this post of Otis pouring himself a drink, I thought Sarah could be more involved at meal times. I put together this simple cleaning basket for when she has finished eating. The sponge is for wiping the table and the cloth is for wiping her hands and face. I dampened each lightly so they weren’t dripping but just wet enough so she could wipe the table.
Sarah’s seen Jack wipe the table many times so she didn’t need much demonstration. With sponge in hand she happily wiped and wiped…and wiped. Jack has a sponge and cloth too and took great pride in showing Sarah how to wipe her hands and face…’See, just like this Sarah’.
I’m still thinking about where I can leave the cleaning basket so it’s accessible to Jack. I would like it to become a part of the meal-time routine so in the pantry makes sense. If it is in the pantry, Jack will need to wet the cloths somehow so I’ll need to have the Learning Tower near the sink so he can access the taps. Hmmm so still thinking. Usually I wet the cloths for Jack but I would like him to do this step himself.
But for now, it’s a good start. Sarah sure enjoyed cleaning up her meal space.