I took Aramis out for a walk a few nights ago and we tried out this nifty activity I once saw in a book.
It’s meant for older kids but one-year-old Aramis seemed quite interested. All you need is a piece of masking tape, which you attach around your wrist sticky-side out. You can also attach it to a stroller, belt, or anything that is convenient.
When you find something interesting, stick it onto the tape, and at the end of the walk, you’ll have a nice little collection which you can put up somewhere as a reminder of what you saw.
I try to take Aramis for walks a few times a week. But knowing I had this little piece of tape waiting to be filled up made me more observant than usual. And I came away with the fresh realisation that despite how built-up Singapore’s environment is, there’s still lots of nature strewn everywhere if we bother to look – weeds, fallen leaves and flowers, twigs, bits of bark.
Here’s what we ended with: