Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sorting fruit

Teresa received the game Hi Ho, Cherry-O! as a birthday gift. Its age recommendation states 3 and up, and I wouldn't let a child who still puts small things in his/her mouth play with it unsupervised. But Teresa doesn't do that anymore and, even though she does not yet understand all the concepts of the game itself (although David guides her in playing it once a week or so), she LOVES sorting the colored fruits into their baskets.

The old version had all red cherries; the updated one has cherries, oranges, blueberries, and green apples. Teresa has been asking to play "cherries" almost every day for weeks, and I usually let her. She dumps the bag of fruit on the carpet and proceeds to sort them into the colored baskets. Then she brings the full red basket to me and the full blue basket to David, because she has deemed them our colors.

We've had a few spills that are tedious to clean up, but Teresa is usually helpful in that. So I consider "sorting fruit" a great skill-building/practicing task for her right now.


Shannon said...

great activity!! good for her; she's so cute!

Diane said...

Such precision! She's like her momma!

Meghan said...

How precious! She has grown so much in the last few months!