My little village girl



Sophie LOVES to pick up rubbish. I'm not sure if any other 4 year old do that but she keeps picking up stuff off the ground – flowers, rocks, stones, leaves, trash, paper, feathers, treasures at times, etc… Does your 4 year old do that? I found a whole pile of rocks in her pocket once. Sometimes she puts them in her mouth! Ya! She still puts things in her mouth!


I find it so hard to tell her to stop doing that because she is just so curious! I keep telling her but it's almost like she can't help herself. She'll stop when I remind her but more than often, she'll forget.


Last weekend at Tauranga, we spent almost an hour just picking up rocks and throwing them back into the sea to hear "splash!". She picked up some other rubbish and wanted to throw them into the sea too but I had to stop her. I thought I might as well teach her what trash is and how it'll harm the sea animals if the sea gets dirty. Here's where characters like Nemo come in handy to explain to a 4 yr old what happens if we throw trash into the sea. So we spent some time picking up trash and throwing them into the bin where they belong.


I guess sometimes if you can't stop them, put limits (e.g. wash your hands and don't put it in your mouth!) and join them in the fun! I had lotsa fun throwing stones into the sea with her. :)

5 Responses to “My little village girl”

  1. Steph Says:

    Heh heh my kids are entertained and occupied for ages just throwing pebbles into the sea too ! 😉 Soph has to come here to the pebble beaches to do tat with L&L while we have sushi on the beach 😉

  2. AiLing Says:

    haha ya! They really love it. Ooo i would love to eat sushi and have the kids entertained.

  3. Priscilla Says:

    Hmmm, Ai Ling, sorry to dissapoint you, but somehow I think the collector nature will still keep going for a while.  My 7 yo still collect rocks from holidays, random parks, feathers he found by the street….and that is the same too for my 4yo!  Now my 16mo is also picking up the habit of squatting down like a true Cina man in the middle of the market mall, and investigate a tiny fluff of rubbish she found.  Haiz, kids!  Hahahahaha!  Sorry dearie, as annoying as it can be, it is here to stay for a while : )

  4. AiLing Says:

    hahahah oh don't be sorry! I'm just so glad to find like minded children all over the world!

  5. Priscilla Says:

    I always tell friends "Children are very universal" hahaha

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