Saturday, March 20, 2010

Grab Bag

Yesterday afternoon, Aidyn and I played a game of Grab Bag. This is a game in which I hide a certain three-dimensional shape in a pillowcase and invite Aidyn to put his hand in and use his sense of touch to guess the shape. For example, I secretly hid a wooden circle in the pillowcase and asked Aidyn to guess what shape it was. Other times, I hid wooden letters and let him guess what they were. He was able to correctly identify all the shapes which included a circle, a rectangle, a triangle, a ball, and the letters A, X, U, and O. The idea of a game like this is to learn the physical shapes of things without relying on sight to tell you what it is. For us, it's fun brain food.

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