Last week I let J play with three dry erase markers and his dry erase board. He colored for a bit and then he spent the rest of his time taking the lids on and off the markers. I noticed that he was able to correctly match the colored lids to the correct color of marker. HA! He’s color sorting…now we can start doing other sorting games.
The next day I presented J with this.
He was able to correctly sort the pieces, then…
…it shortly turned into a free for all of exploring the cups and all the pieces. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a perfectly age appropriate thing to do. This age is constantly trying to figure out how things work and how they can interact and manipulate the objects in their world.