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Games for 1 - 2yrs Postbox

What you need:                    post box | games for toddlerspost box

  • a shoe box
  • a pair of scissors
  • (wrapping paper / paint to decorate but not neccessary)

 Babies and toddlers love posting things! Get and old shoebox, cover it with brightly coloured wrapping paper, you can decorate it with glitter / shiny stars/ whatever you would like. If you have an older child they can get involved with this part.

Then take the lid and cut a hole in it. You can have a round hole for posting Ping-Pong balls, a normal letter shaped hole, a slightly bigger hole for posting toys, or make several post boxes with different shaped holes.

Start with something easy: show your child the box and post a sock through the hole. You may have to repeat this a few times, but eventually he/she will get the hang of it. Once this happens they will absolutely love posting everything in sight.

Have a look at Charlie here!

 

A big thank you to Twickermum for the photo!

Post box

Skills: hand eye coordination, object permanence – when they can no longer see the object they have posted, they know it still exists because the can hear it in the box if they shake it (older child) and they will see it again when you take the lid off.

Skills: hand eye coordination,object permanence

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