Oh the benefits of Free Play


R chose to play in her designated kitchen cupboard.  Although pulling out all the containers make a huge mess, they also offer the perfect opportunity for practicing cleaning up. The greatest benefit is that R also practices sorting skills as she returns the containers and lids to their rightful places based on size and shape.

Other activities she chose included rolling out the yoga mat and practicing poses she’s seen me do, playing with various vehicles while talking on the phone, pushing her little couch around and throwing herself around on couch pillows.

The most interesting thing happened while R played with the fridge magnets.  As I watched her while sipping my cup of tea, she collected the magnets off the fridge and attempted to attach them to multiple surfaces.  A huge smile was plastered to her face as she realized that they stuck to the garbage can.

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