Bugaboo (age 2 1/2) is currently working on being able to sort colors. Additionally, we are always working on his gross and fine motor skills as well as his speech and language development.
Earlier this week I was about to work on sorting Duplos into color piles with Bugaboo. Color sorting is not something he really enjoys doing with me. I was just about to start when I remembered that Bubby received a bunch of foam paper in bright colors for his birthday.
I put the four different colored papers around the room, and then I put a pile of matching blocks on the floor. I made Bugaboo squat to pick up and place on the correct paper (gross motor). I also made him repeat the color words each time (speech). He sorted the blocks better than he ever had before and was very pleased with the praise I gave him. The foam paper was nice because it matched almost perfectly with the blocks and was durable for the two-year-old hands that kept touching it.
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