The first step began yesterday, I started with the little wooden blocks. I removed all of the blocks from the basket leaving only the squares and rectangles. I did this in hopes that it would make things less complicated.
Second, I sat down with Caden and showed him how to line them up in a row. I then took one of his cars and drove it down the "road".
I stopped there.
This morning Caden got the blocks out on his own and made a "road" to drive his cars down. I was very pleased. I'm going to wait a couple of days to see if his play evolves on it own. If not I will sit down with him again and try to introduce some new ideas. Once he gets more involved with block play I will introduce more shapes.
(Caden at 15 months old)
That is such a great idea!! RockerTot has always loved his blocks, but this technique could easily be transferred to other toys/activities. Thanks for reminding me to think outside the box (or outside the blocks.. sorry, that was silly).ReplyDelete