Fun and games: Sorting

As Baby grows, he may start to get interested in putting objects into categories – grouping his blocks together by color, for example, even if before, he hadn’t acknowledged a difference.

Sorting is a skill children develop as their cognitive abilities grow, and they begin to realize certain objects are alike, and can be grouped together. This level of thinking is actually an early math skill, applying logical thinking to objects.

Not every toddler gets started sorting on their own, so if you’re interested in encouraging sorting, start simple. Choose something that keeps his interest, like a colorful snack, and put each color in its own bowl. This will show Baby how to group objects, and also help him to identify colors as his vocabulary grows.

You can also try cutting shapes out of construction paper, and then asking him to place all the circles, squares, and other shapes each in their own area. Baby will soon become an expert sorter, and you can help him build his vocabulary as he plays.

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