There is nothing better than taking something to pieces, opening it up and checking out what’s inside. I’m not sure why it’s so fun but I enjoy ‘wrecking apart’ things as much as my big kids do!
There’s not much to it, just find an old computer or stereo or piece of old, broken, no longer working, can’t be re-used, bit of technology, grab a bunch of screw drivers in various sizes and some pliers and wire cutters and you are ready to go!
Yesterday afternoon, with the big kids too sick to go to school and preschool, but not too sick to be BORED, I put the baby to bed, got out our old PC and let the kids do the rest.
As they ‘wrecked apart’ the old computer they used and refined their fine motor skills as they un-did screws in tricky places. They worked together to problem solve and figure out how to get tricky bits apart.
They learnt new language as they discovered strange and wonderful things inside the computer.
They counted, classified and sorted screws and wires. They explored with the magnets they found.
They had a lovely time, and so did I!
Have you ever ‘wrecked apart’ something with your kids?
Joining with It’s Play Time at Let the Children Play.