First posted last December 16, 2014 – We already have an elaborate plan our first weekend of December… we’re supposed to spend it in the beautiful island of Boracay. Our family together with some of our friends/officemates planned this whole vacation way ahead and is all set to go when (well you know what happened), Typhoon Ruby hit our country and all flights departing to and from Manila were cancelled. Well, that was the first time for us and can you imagine the disappointment of my son? He’s all ready and so excited to go with all his planned activities – play on the sand, go to puka beach, swim with orca whale on the pool and eat at the fish house (aka Tilapia and Chips). I know I’m about to break his heart after I hang up the phone with the airline representative… but what can I do? I have to be honest and help him accept the fact that we’re not going to spend our weekend on the beach but just here at home instead.
Good thing we have our unopened Explore Sandbox kit sent by Ms. Nikki of Greenbulb PR and Wyeth waiting for us… and it made our weekend productive, fun and learning a midst the storm.
Honestly, I didn’t have a hard time telling my son that the assistant of the pilot called me saying that the flight is cancelled due to the typhoon… we’ve been praying for that typhoon to weaken in days already. Though he asked me, what are we going to do (since we cancelled our entire weekend schedule)? So, I told him, we’re going open this very exciting box and will do a lot of activities together.
Upon opening of the Explore Sandbox kit, I got immediately relieved that it has an “animal” theme, specifically birds or feathered friends. As you all know, my son is a hard core animal lover and anything that involves animals of any kind would definitely excite him.
As you can see, he took the bird models and started playing with them. Well, you know how boys are – not so crafty and very much into actions. He started making different sounds for the different birds, pretend playing with them at the swing and seesaw, singing/humming for them, building them a “cave house”, giving them food (bread) and water, took a bath with them and he even slept with them. With all those activities, he did with this feathered friends, we haven’t stated with any of the activities from Explore Sandbox yet. Next time, maybe. 😉
So, does it count to multiple intelligence development even though we haven’t done any of the activities yet? My answer is yes, of course! Because that alone made my son develop a broad range of his learning potentials. There are different ways to learn, different paths to understanding, different tools to use – leading to a common goal – fun and active learning. I say we choose #multipleintelligence.
When our next Explore Sandbox kit arrived, my son took the role of the teacher – after actively participating in making our very first telescope – giving his animal friends a bit of a lecture on astronomy. Now that is multiple intelligence in action. 😉
What’s your recent #multipleintelligence activity?