Mommy and Me ABC post, but we have been so busy with other fun things that I will do one post for letter R that covers a couple of partial weeks of Tot School. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a new activity we tried this week.
For a while now I have been eyeing some visual/spacial sets on Amazon. I really like all of the ones below, but did did not feel like Xander was ready for any of them. Other than magnetic pattern block templates and his construction sort and match set, we have not really done many activities where he had to match objects to a card.
As a practice step before I invest in any of the toys above, I made him some template cards to use with our Melissa and Doug wooden blocks. I started out with just 8 cards, starting pretty simple. If Xander likes them and/or others would use them, I'd be happy to make more. You can download them here.
To introduce the activity I gave him only three cards and only the blocks he needed to build what was on them. He struggled a little bit at first to figure out what I was wanting to do, but figured it out and was SO proud when he finished them all! I think we will practice with these for a while before I give him harder cards.