13 months old

Spoons in the Cutlery Tray


This is the kind of day that we love, discovering a completely unexpected way to play and learn at the same time.  I was loading up the dishwasher this morning, and as he often does, Ethan was trying to climb in and "help" by grabbing at the dishes.  Just then he took a spoon out of the cutlery tray, and put it back in the tiny hole perfectly!  So we took the cutlery tray out, got a few more spoons, and voila!  The perfect toy!

Ethan played with it for ages, taking spoons out and putting them back in.  It was such a fantastic activity for his Physical Development as it really worked his fine motor control.  We also made it a Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy activity as I showed him that the spoons couldn't go in the other way (because of the shape) and I counted out the spoons as he put them in.

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