Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Magnetic Toys and Matching Items

Dear Little One's love for Marine Creatures knows no bounds. And so, even as magnets, they entertain him greatly... As below.







Next up: Missus used parts of his toys (from Duplo's to Duktig, etc) to create a matching game for him.



All neatly done!

The End.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Scooping, Slotting, Straws & Sorting

Using Pom Poms, Little One was supposed to scoop them and place them into the various compartments.
 
Seems easy, no?
Next stop: Slotting in cards. Really easy for him as I now make him do it for those car park vending machines. :)


Another activity that Missus had devise for Little One was basically, matching Alphabets to the Animals.
It was pretty much a hit and miss on many levels. If it was Marine Life, he'll score A+. Others...
Playing with Straws was another simple and extremely low cost activity. Seriously, just keep the straws that you get... and since they can come in various sizes in length AND diameter, they make great toys too.






And so, it entertained him for quite a while.
Finally, these are sorters from Hape. Which he mastered very quickly as it was one of his first sorting toys, but er thought we'd let him play with it after some time of ... forgetting it. :)




The End.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Play-Doh, Nuts and Bolts

So who doesn't like Play-Doh? :)
Little One certainly played with it for an hour or so, along with a vitamin container to make the prints.
Needless to say, he, as usual, found other uses or ways to play first until finally...
"I'm poking, I'm poking..."
Hmmmmm... what can I poke with this?
As you can see as well, a few pieces of Pasta to enhance his play experience... along with a cotton bud.
Actually, the cotton bud was used to push the Play-Doh that had lodge itself into the Pasta. He decided he would have more fun with it doing something else.


Now THAT's what he's supposed to do with the Pasta and Play-Doh... :)
As you can see, there were only 2 colours and so, that means, only 2 tubs for him as more would have driven him hyper!
Next up, was the Duktig Tools set from Ikea. It contains much more than this, but we decided to just let him deal with Nuts and Bolts first.
Teach him how to screw. But he already has learned that eons ago...
But as long as it entertains him... so what?


The End.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dentistry and Fish Eating

Hallo There!
Hmmmmm... I wanna be a Tooth Biker...
So what's the lesson all about? Missus made this hand puppet in our attempts to teach him about Oral Hygiene. On some levels it works. On other levels, it failed...
Those small items was to teach him about plague and cavities. He understood that you can remove/put them back. He just found them more fun 'playing' than the actual lesson itself.

Ah well. In addition to this, we also got YoutTube videos that would teach him about Oral care. Stuff from Sesame Street, etc. Again, he didn't mind watching, but when it came to translating to cleaning HIS teeth, well, that didn't go down too well.
Taking a break from his Dentistry Lesson, ever since we found this 'fish shaped biscuits', that's been his perpetual favourite. So, we figured, if he's going to eat them, we should make him learn, work and play for it!

Missus found this image of one's teeth and pretended that they needed cleaning. Again, while he enjoyed messing around with the cotton balls, it only went so far with him.
So we then switch to teach him about his various teeth.
And turn it into a 2 piece matching game at the same time...
Sadly, it's a play thing with him... and it didn't quite connect with him, personally.

The End.