The kids are so curious! I remember a case when my daughter (she was 2 years old) decided to check if it’s true that Uncle Tok lives in the outlet and put a wooden canape skewer in it. By a happy coincidence, just at that time the light in our house disappeared.
It is terrible to think what would happen if there was electricity in the house. I entered the room just at the moment when the skewer was in the socket. I haven’t had such a fright for a long time! Then I realized that one phrase can not be touched, the uncle Tok lives there, who can strike is not enough.
You, baby, should remember: be careful with the socket!
I did not go into the device of electricity. Still, a 2-year-old child does not understand this. Therefore, it was Uncle Tok who became the main character in my stories. I said that he was angry at the kids who climbed into his house and beat them painfully on the fingers.
The first time such an explanation was enough. But when my daughter became older, more and more she began to ask leading questions: Why does Uncle Tok live in a wall outlet ?, Why is he so angry? And if you carefully climb up to him – will he not get angry ?. After such questions, I realized that my daughter had grown up and did not trust her mother’s fairy tales too much. It’s time to talk to the baby more seriously.
Once I caught sight of a little verse for preschoolers about electricity. My daughter and I decided to learn it. Several years have passed, and my daughter still remembers him.
Every time, after reading this poem, my daughter and I had a conversation about electricity. Gradually, the baby began to understand why we need it and why it is so dangerous.
Sunnesh carnation inadvertently – and you will shock!
Our favorite cartoon lessons of Aunt Owl’s lessons helped us a lot with this. One of the series is devoted to the rules of home security. My daughter learned all the rules by heart. It even seemed to me that she believed the words of cartoon characters more than mine.
More daughter did not show interest in the outlet. Now she is 6 years old and she can, for example, turn on the nightlight in the socket, but only under the supervision of adults.
And your children showed an increased interest in the outlet? At what age did you start telling them the rules of behavior with electricity?