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