He stuffed the matchbox with some other tiny treasures he found and came to find me. I had to guess what was in the matchbox. In the beginning, he made it multiple choice. Once I'd guessed correctly a couple of times, he changed the rules so that I got no clues.
Realising this was something he was quite taken by, I quickly collected up some more tiny treasures and displayed them near where he was originally playing.
You can see in the photo I gave him some buttons, pom poms, fairy stones, small babies, nuts and bolts and some small pieces of felt that we had cut up to use as baby blankets.
He kept playing the guessing game for almost half an hour and then got a few of his dump trucks out to carry the small items around as 'loads'.
With these little lovelies he was giving his development a workout too. He was building on his:
- fine motor and manipulative skills
- eye-hand co-ordination
- language skills
- ability to develop strategy
- problem solving
Little things are so much fun!
Come over and play at the 'Childhood 101' 'We Play' link up