Monday, March 2, 2009
A Lesson in Object Permanence
I used a basket, then traced and cut out a piece of fabric from an old sheet. With a rubber band I put the cloth tightly over the top of the basket. I cut a small hole in the top so Stinky could put her hand in it. I set it out on her little tray area. She was interested in it immediately. First she inspected the outside then with hesitation stuck her hand inside. I had placed a few random objects like the cap from a milk jug, an eye dropper and a cookie cutter. Once she was able to pull one thing out she wanted to know what else she could find. She inspected each object and then put it back into the basket. I intend to add new objects to the activity to see keep her interested as she discovers new objects. Cost $0, but full of learning and entertainment.