Monday, September 14, 2009
Juan Or and the Shape-sorting Toy
Of late, Mommy has noticed that Juan Or's shape recognition skill is starting to pick up. Previously, Juan Or was not able to match the correct shape to the correct hole and was dependent on Mommy to 'show the way'. To date, Juan Or is able to match the shapes to the holes with few mistakes (of course he still makes matching mistakes from time to time!).
Mommy also notices that Juan Or particularly likes shapes that are round or oval only. Whenever Mommy opens the toy cover, Juan Or will peep into the cover opening, then insert his little hand into the opening, and pick out either the round or oval shape ones. Then when Mommy closes the opening, Juan Or will enthusiastically insert the round shape into the round hole and the oval shape into the oval hole. Mommy wonders why Juan Or shows such preference? According to Papa's opinion, probably round and oval shapes are the easiest to insert unlike those star shape, clover-leaf, or triangle ones where you have to turn and turn until the edges fit in. So does that mean next time when Juan Or grows up, Juan Or will always find the easiest way out to accomplish something? Well, Papa and Mommy will wait and see.....