Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Picking up and letting go

A little while ago I told you about the eggs on the tray that had led to the onset of Henry's crawling.  Well, he seemed to like them so much that I set up a challenge for him.

His dexterity is improving every day but it's still pretty tricky for a 6.5 month old to actually pick something up intentionally, and letting go is just achieved by a little arm flailing until the object falls away.

So this game would give him lots of opportunity to practice picking an object up and then putting it down (or dropping it) back in the box or on the floor - because with so many eggs to choose from I thought he would be eager to hold lots of them.

But he just wanted to look at them...but Freddy wanted to touch...
And when Freddy couldn't resist the lure of the eggs Henry made him wait a little longer, as if something was about to happen.
Then, when the time was just right (and his big brother had got bored and moved onto something else) he started to rummage around slowly and methodically until he had chosen the egg he wanted to remove.
Quite a fun thing for him to experience - and noisy too!


  1. Great post! I love the photo where it looks like Henry is holding Freddy back with his hand. Cute!

    1. Thanks! I love that picture too :)

  2. This gave me a big smile when I read it the other day. I wanted to post a comment but my phone got tripped up trying to remember my password and blah, blah blah. Anyway, darling photos, I got a chuckle from the one where he's put one hand up to shush his older brother. Great activity! Where did you get all those solid ovoids?

    1. Thanks :)
      They came from a local craft shop here in France. I bought a bag of 20 and have spent many evenings trying to come up with things to do with them (especially since Easter has been and gone now ).


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