Starting around 18 months, toddlers begin to notice differences and commonalities between objects-which means it's time to sort and group!Today, take some of your holiday decorations, food items, or gifts, and work together to "sort" them by color, size, shape, texture, or type. For older kids, increase the complexity of the items you sort or the categories you sort them in.
Share with us the combinations you created in the comments below.
we dont have a lot of hoilday stuff this year, just her small tree... but we do sort through fruit. and we have been sorting through clothes and baby items in preperation for the new baby.... and dd loves to help with that
We just got done playing with Legos where I always ask her to find me different colors. She just recently learned red from the bulbs on the tree! It's all about the Christmas tree, she gets so excited. She has Sesame Street ornaments, Santa, snowmen, snowflakes, stars, and bulbs. She goes around and points out all of the Sesame Street bulbs. So today an activity could be to point out the different groups such as all of the red bulbs first, then gold, and so on. Then I can have her count how many of each group. We can also do this while taking down the tree! O such a good idea!!!