A common remark made by many parents is, “I spent all this money on a great new toy for my child, and she’s more interested in playing with the box than the toy!” This blog offers descriptions and opinions about toys, books, & other resources for both children considered to be typically developing as well as those with special needs. I have tried, when possible, to provide suggestions on how to modify toys to make them fun for children at all developmental levels.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Pots and Pans by Patricia Hubbell
This is a fun book about something that all older infants and toddlers like to do - make lots of noise by banging pots and pans together. Bouncy rhymes exuberantly describe the sounds of play as the baby experiments with different objects by hitting, slamming, and banging them together, creating a multitude of sounds. The illustrations are bright and engaging and seem to hold the attention of very young audiences. Any parent who has a child who would rather play in the pot and pan drawer than with their other toys will appreciate the wonderfully impromptu performance given by the baby in this book.