Sorting Games with We Love Weekends 2nd August 2013.
Well we are well into summer holidays now and I must admit we have been enjoying the lovely weather too! Peakles has been doing lots of eating, sleeping and growing this summer. She has really become involved in imaginative play and enjoys talking to her toys whilst she plays!
This week we have been re-reading some of our favourite books and putting them back on the book shelf. From this she has also began sorting things such as her Teddies, her toy food, her kitchen even the blocks at soft play!
The main theme seems to be sorting by colour so I decided to play a game called ‘sorty’ which I haven’t played for a few years. It is a great ‘tidy up’ game and variations include ‘sock sorty’, ‘plastic toy sorty’ and my favourite ‘button sorty’!
I decided to play ‘bead sorty’ with Peakles and I got my huge bag of wooden beads out of the study and 7 plastic bowls. Peakles and I explored the beads by looking at them and by touching them too. There were round ones, smooth ones, big ones and little ones. There were white ones and black one and all the colours in between.
I showed Peakles how you could ‘sort’ out the beads into big and small. She was interested but then said ‘Let’s do sorting by colours mummy!’ and she began sorting the beads by the colours of her choice. Of course yellow and pink were immediately sorted!
She began placing the beads into the bowls but soon found a pale bead that could be sorted into either a pink or orange bowl of beads. After some chatter Peakles decided it was a pink bead and put it with the other pink beads.
This activity kept her busy for about fifteen minutes until she shouted ‘SORTY SORTED!!’ which indicated the end of the game. I must admit I was quite impressed with her sorting. Peakles has clearly shown which colours interest her at the moment and it has extended her colour vocabulary too.
(If you have any worries about how your child sorts colours please refer to your optician, GP or Health Visitor)
For a quick and easy game why not try this at home using beads, plastic blocks or even coloured socks!
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