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 dana63November 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM
My six year old is sorting out our bulbs today by color and size. I think this will be fun for her...
November 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
my 2yo DD love to sort things does it all the time
November 27, 2012 at 11:08 AMGreat Idea..My is to young for this one.
by amyand4November 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
We are going to sort out the Christmas tree decorations by the shape and kind
by Bob192November 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
We sorted bows by color. Also, books by size.
by hlzcmjzajzNovember 27, 2012 at 11:20 AMOh, idk about this one- my 4 year old can't even sit still long enough to watch a commercial lol & my 10 month old is a little too young... But we'll try it!
by lasombrsNovember 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
my son has autism so its a peace of mind kinda thing for him. match box cars in one bin, thomas trains one bag, dinosuar trains another etc. and god help you if you mix them or one strays to the wrong bin lol
Lol I thought I was the only one that keeps toys sorted by groups. I keep toys that way because I mentally feel better but it makes clean up time fun with my 23 month old.
we do this daily! We keep all the toys sorted by groups in our house
by PEEK05November 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM
We will short by shapes later.
by Pammi86November 27, 2012 at 11:26 AMThanks! We have been learning colors using the Christmas ornaments!
by bxmommy2beNovember 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM
my daughter hasent gotten the hang of that quite yet. shes 16 months.