Today wee man, Rascal and I were out and about town doing some errands. At a certain point we had to waste 20 minutes and instead of the drama of dragging a tiring Rascal around the shops, I decided to drop into a cafe for a coffee and a fluffy.
On reaching our table, I discovered that I had all the finger puppets in my bag, so I took them out one by one as a distraction for Rascal. As each new puppet made its way out of the bag, Rascal got more and more excited. She is obviously far more astute than her father as she had no doubt that there were two monkeys and not a monkey and a bear!In fact the only puppets that she had any difficulty in recognising were the penguin and the kiwi (both of which she has not really come across much). The penguin has been designated a black owl baby which hubby was pretty impressed with!
The girls in the cafe had quite a laugh at the wee girl with messy blonde ringlets loudly making excited animal noises each time that a new animal finger puppet was produced!!!
When we got home, I gave her all the finger puppets and a small biscuit tin to store them in. I can tell that we are going to have hours of fun playing with these. At the moment there will be lots of animal noises, but as she gets older we can make up stories and do little puppet plays.