I still say that a box is one of the MOST important elements in early childhood learning. Not only does it promote large motor development, it presents so many additional learning opportunities.
Mr. L is 11 1/2 months old.
This is a few pictures in a single day.
Sometimes he just likes to hang out like this.
- Handling Frustration
- Thinking Outside of the Box [lol]
It's easier to get in on the low side.
He's learning that.
Rocking a little too hard while sitting inside.
- Dramatic Play
- Imaginative Resourcing
Sitting, hiding. Popping up and down.
- Positional Location
- Climbing Coordination
- Volume and Measure
- Height and Depth Assessment
Climbing and surfing, sitting and laying on top.
He hasn't gotten the nerve to stand on top yet.
Notice the dinosaur hidden inside.
"[L]! Are you ON your box?
Where's your dino? Is it INSIDE your box?"
- Offsetting Forces
- Strength Training
Carrying it all over.
Pretty heavy box for such a little guy.
That doesn't hinder him in ANY way.
Putting it off-balance so that he can rock it like a maniac.
But yes, it's all gross motor.
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