Bedroom post office
- He has been going through a 'posting' phase - every little thing is being pushed through the gaps between the kitchen gate posts, and poked in little holes and containers all over the place.
- He also loved the little post box we loaned from the toy library so we thought a more permanent one might be a good idea!
- It saves space - we can still use the shelving - even underneath the postbox.
- The actual posting is challenging his upper arm stability - so far, we have had to do a lot of '2 handed posting' and a little assistance, to aim the letter correctly through the post box opening at the front. Hence, he seems to have favoured access via the side of the box.
- Handling the actual letters is great for hand manipulation and coordination.
- Identifying the people on the photos is great practise - in recognising who's who and saying names. (- Especially important, as half of the family lives overseas)
- Imaginary play opportunities: posting letters to different family members and giving them to family members who visit.
- an old, small cardboard box
- red paper
- black texta
- clear contact/tape
- cardboard from the recycling bin
- some printed envelope images
- sticky backed valcro to attach to shelving unit
** It was a little time consuming to make all the letters (compared to my usual 'instant' efforts!!) - but well worth it considering the time spent playing with them :-)
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