She is really fascinated with putting things into boxes and containers at the moment and will spend ages investigating how things fit together, at a very basic level.
So I gave her a muffin tin and an egg carton, then cut up a couple of long cardboard tubes into a pile of little pieces. I sat with her and put some into the holes in the tin and she laughed and copied.
She carefully picked them up and examined them and placed some in the tin, filling up most of the holes. Then she noticed the egg carton and loved opening and closing it repeatedly to discover what it could do. She absolutely loves boxes so this was a real hit with her. Got to love what the recycling box has to offer!
Simple and fun investigative baby play…
…that absorbed her attention, made her think……
…and was apparently lots of fun too!