Container play is high on the list of most QTVIs. We’d have advice from multiple people to try and focus Ronan on container play since he was 15 months. While he was happy taking things out of containers, we struggle to get him to put things back in containers. We’d tried blocks in wooden containers and keys in big metal soup pots. But — it was not to be.
Recently, inspired by a suggestion of our QTVI, we found the way to container play. Recipe =
- Pot with Lid
- Two spoons
- A little samba
- Favourite Nursery Rhyme
See video for the exercise. Within two days, he was getting the spoons back in the pot and the lid one. The mentions of pots now gets an emphatic yes. I do wonder if participation in tidy time is not so far away.