- Let your baby handle and explore the different shapes.
- Show your baby what each shape does - i.e. roll and squeak the ball, jingle and rattle the shapes.
- Move the different shapes and let your baby try.
- Play peek-a-boo with the mirror shape.
- Encourage your infant to move/rattle/wind the shapes and listen to the different sounds - talk to your little one about the different noises they make.
- Roll, twist, push, shake, squeeze!
- Show your little one how to stack the shapes correctly. Be enthusiastic about successful stacking e.g. "Look, a tower!"
- Encourage your baby to knock them over and try again without too much help from you.
- Have some fun! Stack them in the wrong order and watch them fall over. Always use supportive and upbeat language; "well done, what a clever boy, whoops, it fell over, lets try again"
- Encourage your child to name and recognize different colors and shapes - use the correct vocabulary for simple 2D shapes - for example: blue circle, red square.
- Always encourage and recognize successful stacking to help your child gain a sense of their achievements.