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.
by delanna6twoNovember 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM
My 6yo enjoys sorting/counting, etc.
by cemcnairNovember 27, 2012 at 10:44 AMSounds fun!
by JanetNovember 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM
My kids are too old for this one.
by Flaca43November 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Great idea! I will do this with DS3 this afternoon.
by IncognitoOneNovember 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM
My niece and I have been sorting colors most of the morning :)
by eykelleyNovember 27, 2012 at 10:51 AMWe did this 2 nights ago w/ ds. We had sausage and cheese for dinner and he had to sort them out by shape. Then we did it by color and then by name. We also did it w/ ornaments.
November 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM
We sort M&Ms by color a lot.
by sumannieNovember 27, 2012 at 11:00 AMMy kids enjoy this! We try to do it all the time with toys and pictures.
by robsgurl_23November 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM
my kids I dont think woudl like this one but I do have them when we decorate the tree they get to each pick 2 colored bulbs that they are in charge of putting on the tree so I guess that would be kind a sorting thing cause they have to sort through the bulbs to get their colors out of the box with all the decorations.
by LadySaphiraNovember 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Don't have a little one around today to do this with but will do it next time I see my neice.