Toddler play with pom poms!
Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development!
Henry never got into the little things, he was always too busy and on the move. George gets into it a little bit more and loves to put objects in things. (Believe me, I find stuff in the weirdest places!)
Pom poms have become a favorite of his. Give him a container of some sort and a bunch of pom poms, and he’s set!
We started with color sorting.
I didn’t expect him to be able to do it (he’s only 15 months!), but I did want to introduce to him that there are different colors.
I used a muffin tin and sorted the pom poms myself, as I did that I said the colors to help him recognize them.
George pulled the pom poms out of the tin and put them in, over and over.
I also used a Puffs container and cut slits in the lid to make a cross.
(I cut the tips of the opening to round them out, so they weren’t so pointy and sharp.)
This has been an absolutely favorite.
George spends a lot of time exploring this concept.
Sticking the pom poms in.
Removing the lid and emptying them out. And repeat.
Pom poms tend to end up all over the place and I find them constantly, check out the splatter of pom poms behind George! (Maybe I should treat that as my own ‘I Spy’ game!)
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