Blair (2 years old) and Thomas (2.5 years old) are keen explorers of our garden and venture into it everyday! They began to notice a few months ago that sometimes there was a puddle in one area of the garden. This was an exciting discovery and the first few times they jumped and splashed in it, giggling away. It quickly became their routine to check the garden every morning to see if the puddle was there. They would inform me everyday on wether or not it was there and lead me over to have a look. Eventually the boys began to notice that the puddle was only there some days and wondered why this was...
Some days we come to 4kids and there are lots of puddles!
Blair: Lou Lou’s plants made it!
Thomas: There are fish in the puddle
Blair: It rained...theres a puddle
Thomas: They are like mud and splashy
And some days there are no puddles...
Blair: I’ll find more puddles
Thomas: The sun is here, it dried it all
Blair: Thomas stomped it all out, no puddle today!
Thomas: There is no water
Every day we check to see if the puddles are there and wonder why some days they garden is full of puddles and some days there are none at all...
Blair: The water is gone! The water is gone in the air, the clouds have it.
Thomas: The sand made it dry (the boys had brought sand into the garden the day before)
Blair: Elise, look the puddle! The sun put water in, theres water in there!
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