Today Phoebe and I cleaned the bathroom floor and it was a LOT of fun! To clean the floor with your kiddo, all you need is:
– Baking Soda
– A spoon or scoop (I used a tablespoon for Phoebe)
– A scrub brush
– A mop
First, we took off our socks and rolled up our pants. Then I let Phoebe take a scoop of baking soda and sprinkle it on the floor; ie: she dumped it in a pile on the floor (which worked just fine). Then I poured a little vinegar on the baking soda & scrubbed a section with the scrub brush.
Phoebe LOVED this chore. She absolutely loves scooping things. And once she realized that the baking soda would fizz, she started standing in it and letting me pour the vinegar over her feet.
After I’d scrubbed enough of the floor with our HOMEMADE, NONTOXIC, ECO FRIENDLY and SUPER EASY cleaner, I got out our mops. We have a miniature mop for Phoebe (purchased from the Montessori Services website). It’s the one in the picture. I ran some water in the tub & showed her how to use the mop to clean up the floor.
Admittedly, once the tub water was running, she just wanted to climb in and play in the water. Which was perfect! I finished the floor, rinsing my mop right in the tub with her. And afterwards, we snuggled up with some blankets and read Maisy books. And I could tell: she felt satisfied, and her emotional bank was full.
And, to close, just another picture, from earlier today. ^_^ Bathroom antics.
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