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.....

8 comments:

Broccoli Ginger said...

It could be easier job first? :)

little prince's mummy said...

My son also start with round shape first.. Easier, without corners.. haha!

Alice Law said...

Hrm... Juan Juan used to start with the star, hexagon, and flower shapes, with other shapes she prefered to tuck it back into the hole where she got the blocks from! Eccentric child!!

smallkucing said...

Joshua lagi ganas. Ha has a box type of Shape Sorting toy. After a few times putting the shapes into the slot, he got bored. Open up the cover and throw everything in and gave me a look that says "Huh! Got easy way don't wanna do. Want me to put one by one in pulak!".

mNhL said...

Hmm....I have also notice both YX & XJ prefer 'round' shape. Even YX started to draw, his first drawing was a 'round' shape.

eugene said...

Dropping by to see how is Juan doing, i mean dropping by again.

It is good to let him explore,will never do what come out of it.... let him enjoy and he will be happy

take care now

Alice Phua said...

Brocolli Ginger, yes, could be too, the easiest job should be settled first...hahaha!

Little princes's mummy, Small kucing and mNhL, perhaps young children have the tendency to go for the easier one first, so round shape is their first choice. So cute of Joshua that he can 'tell' Mamarazzi what is the most convenient way to do something!

Alice Law, maybe Juan Juan has a particular liking for those star, hexagon and flower shapes only? That's why other shapes she could not be bothered.

Eugene, thanks for visiting again. Yes, will let him do what he enjoys doing as long as it is not too dangerous for him like climbing. Do take care too.

cheeyee said...

Haha he's smart. At least he knows which one he can do. :)

I don't think my Hao got any preference of the shape. He just take whatever available. :)