Put a lid on it!


So the 2 yr old twins are going through this very curious and independent phase. They want to do everything themselves and love to know what is in every packet or box too. I have started giving them plastic containers of different shapes and sizes to play with. There are containers with snap on/off lids, bottles and jars with lids that screw on and off and then take-away containers with thin lids that have to be pulled off. The boys like to spend time opening and closing the containers. As i watched them the other day i realized they were working on so many things:

fine motor skills – pulling, screwing on and off, fitting a lid correctly before pressing it down

matching: figuring out which lid matched which container

understanding size – some containers were smaller while others were bigger with larger mouths. The boys were soon able to figure out that the cola bottle lids would simply fall into the jars and so they would look for the bigger lids.

They also used to jars and bottles to transfer water again working on coordination


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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