Blocks in Socks activity). This morning while I was trying to catch up on some work, I let L and E (33 months) do some exploration and play with these unit blocks. Later, I joined them and made up lots of fun math, spatial vitalization, and fine motor skills activities.....
We played a game where I put the blocks together to make rods, and I'd ask the girls which was longer. Then they would make their own and quiz me. Then they practiced making 'stairs':
I made some 'Tetris' shapes for them to put together into rectangles:
On a whim, I took out their dollhouse sandbox and started filling it with unit blocks. I told them I wanted to find out how many blocks would fit inside. Soon E took over the project and worked diligently filling up the box with (81) unit blocks. Even when her sister tried to steal her attention to play with other things, she said "I'm busy" and kept working until the task was done: