|The following is the shelf that lives in our dinning room. This was taken many months ago. The works are now different.|
|To the left of this shelf is his table.|
So back to the shelf. The items on the shelf are often rotated. Some things stay a very long time because big boy really likes them. The most important thing that I do for my two year old and this is true for any two year old is to narrow down toys. What I mean is: if the shape sorter like the one below brings two of each shape, only put out one of each shape. Once they have mastered that, then put two of each shape.
|There is so much language with this toy. Color, shape, in, out, give me. This is not a Montessori Toy and most of our toys are not.|
|These are the stacking cups. This particular set comes with 11 or 12 cups. I only put 4 or 5 out at a time.|
|This Leap Frog Toy comes with all of the letters of the alphabet. Here I put out the vowels. But now with the speech therapist we are working on certain sounds so I pulled the letters just for those.|
|These Arthur books have tabs to open. Excellent work for big boy. He LOVES LOVES books. It is the sweetest thing. He will sit and look at books for very long periods of time. He will also sit and listen to me read 4 or 5 board books.|
|Big Boy loves music. Music is always out.|
|This changes. Currently transportation! Vroom Vroom!|
1. Baskets of items of the same color
2. Bowls and cups with tops to match
3. Discovery basket - random items with different textures for him to discover
4. Always have balls out of different sizes.
5. The playschool farm
7. Plastic zoo animals