To make the learning more fun at home, I put together a few sensory play boxes for him to play and learn at the same time. We've been making games of it, and he's really picking it up quickly!
For this box, I used all items I purchased at my local dollar store:
- One bag of rice
- Some little kitchen cups in different shapes
- A pre-made shapes banner from the office supply aisle
For the first game, I laid one of the banners on the floor and had G find objects from around the house that matched the shapes on the banner. He had a great time rifling through his toys, the junk drawer, and even in his big brother's toy box, for matching items.
After that, I pulled out the big towel and brought the rice box out for some play. G really enjoyed scooping the rice into the shapes cups and then putting the rice on the matching banner. While he was doing this, I would quiz him to reinforce his memorization by asking him to scoop rice into a certain shape. When he got it correct, we made a big deal out of it with dancing and singing. He really had a great time!