Ever since Adam’s Peg Drop activity from Day 14 of our 100 day toddler play challenge Adam has loved playing with pegs. He has his own set in a Busy Box and they regularly get used. As yet he can’t attach the pegs to anything but he loves to transport them (his preferred schematic behaviour). I view the pegs as an emergency activity – something to bring out when our usual play activities can not distract him.
The pegs came in useful when we were at Nana’s. It was just before lunch and Adam and his cousin Beth were getting tetchy. The usual distractions weren’t working. So I tipped out Nana’s pegs onto the floor and gave them a large laundry basket. The cousins went from arguing to working collaboratively together to put all of the pegs into the basket.
I had envisaged that they could post the pegs through the holes of the basket but Beth and Adam had other ideas. Once all of the pegs were in the basket Adam tipped up the basket and the pair started again. The toddlers were both content until it was lunch time.
What is your emergency play activity for your child?
* Laundry basket
Adam was 2 years and 2 months old.