“How do I Stack Up?”
Stacking is an important developmental task because it:
- Builds persistence and attention span
- Builds pride in accomplishments
- Builds fine motor and visual-spatial skills
- Builds understanding of concepts “on top of,” “next to,” “front of,” “behind.”
- Builds planning, sequencing, and forethought (providing a solid foundation before moving forward).
Materials: nesting cups, stacking rings and posts, blocks, food (boxes of cereal; tuna cans; cookies), food containers (e.g., mixing bowls, plastic storage containers).
- use hand-over-hand guidance to help stack
- be animated and playful as you stack various items
- point to your hands then to Your child’s hands)
- use familiar verbal instructions for Your child
- enjoy Your child’s independent stacking!