I was reading a friend's post about shape sorting and I got inspired to try something similar with Michaela. She is a few months younger, so we didn't try the exact same thing. We had a toy that you put the balls in, but there was only 1 option. I thought having only one option would help her to learn the basics of this exercise.
This exercise works on
- Fine motor skills
- Learning to listen to directions
- Object Permanence
Here is the toy
She figured out where to put the balls.
But then she wanted to see where they went.
This is one of her favorite things to do right now! I love to watch the sense of wonder and curiosity as she explores her new skill.