Fisher-Price have launched “Discover Your Way” – “a celebration of all the wonderful and different ways that children like to play helping them to develop happily at their own natural pace”.
As a Mummy and a teacher this is music to my ears. Too often we are caught up in milestones, targets and next steps. Too caught up to allow our children the time and space to learn and develop by themselves, as they are ready. Babies, children and even adults benefit from the opportunity to discover and learn for themselves, to do things in their own way.
What was really interesting was that, despite the iconic Fisher-Price Rock a Stack being aimed at little tots, actually Ben and Chloe were straight in there and having a go themselves – trying out different things.
Chloe was keen to try out fitting the rings back on the base and quickly discovered for herself that she couldn’t just pop them on in any order she pleased. She was highly delighted with herself when she figured out what order to put them on in.
|Nope, that one isn’t next!|
Ben, thinking more outside the box, wanted to stack the rings in reverse order but noticed that if he put the smallest one on it wouldn’t go down far enough to let the others on – I challenged him to balance them and he did a great job!
|Wonder if I can get them all on this way?|
|I like the red one thanks!|
*Disclaimer – Amy was sent the stacking toy free of charge for the purposes for writing this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own*