(Goblin is 29 months)
Goblin hasn't been very interested in his shelves for ages now. It doesn't really matter what I put on them, he just prefers his tractors and sensory play (rainbow rice, sand pit, painting etc). So I have stopped trying to introduce number and letter play and instead this week I am focussing on sequencing.Mini Knobbed Cylinders that we have. So I put out the two more difficult ones. One goes wider as it goes shallower, and the other stays the same width but goes deeper. Goblin struggled with the one where all the cylinders were the same width, but he is good at self checking and got there in the end.
As you can see this is a work in progress and so far I haven't been able to convince him to look for the biggest one first, and work his way down.
I also put out his Melissa and Doug Stacking Cubes. Goblin likes these and he will stack them in sequence if I lay the cubes out in sequence. But he struggles and rapidly loses interest if they aren't sequenced. So far this week he has only used them as garages for his cars.counting fish, Melissa and Doug Latch Board, giant egg and spoons, Melissa and Doug Sound Blocks, and shape sorter. Lots of problem solving through manipulation.
I'm going to post about these later in the week so pop back and find out more.
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