Declan is 13 months now, so as I mentioned before, I want to get more purposeful play in with him. We are working on animal sounds and naming animals and body parts. (cow, pig, head, nose, toes)
I also try to rotate some 'educational' toys each week--or every couple weeks, just depends when I remember!
We had been playing for a while, then I left him to play by himself. He did so well with these and had a fun time. He continues to blow me away with his attention span and concentration on an activity.
|we LOVE Melissa and Doug toys here!! He did a good job of putting these on by himself|
A good ol' pounding bench is wonderful! Got this at a garage sale when Raelynn was a baby. The two pegs on the end fell out though and when I glued the bottom piece on I did it upside down so now the pegs don't stay in! oops.
|He pushed the pegs up and down for at least 10 minutes.|
I've seen the foam idea with golf tees. Well I don't have any golf tees laying around so we tried popsicle sticks! Declan loved this. He did this for 30 minutes! He was so concentrated.
|It was pretty much a one time use toy because he broke big chunks off when he pulled out the sticks.|