Learning at home ideas: Oatmeal Roll
Suitable for: Infant, Toddler, Twos
You Will Need:
Empty oatmeal box, small items that fit inside
Put items such as a ball, rattle, pasta, or any small toy into the box and put on the lid. Sit on the floor with your child and roll the container to him. Ask, “What is making that noise? What do you think it is?” and open the container. Older toddlers will open it themselves and enjoy putting different items in it. Talk about what fits and what doesn’t. Say things like, “Will the pillow fit in the box? Let’s try. No, that’s too big, what else can we try?”
Be as silly as you can in guessing what will fit. The answers are not obvious to babies like they are to us.