I enjoy trying to fashion toys for Ben from things around the house. One thing I learned how to make was a shape sorter out of a coffee can. It isn’t really a shape sorter, because any shape object can get through the slits in the lid, but it does the job. It’s actually a little better for small children because it is a little easier. Ben has enjoyed me playing with the toy by popping plastic golf balls through the lid of the can, and he has enjoyed rattling the can around to hear the balls shake. Recently though, he has been able to get the balls in himself! It is so sweet to see how proud of himself he is when he gets the balls in. He loves when I take the lid out and spread the balls around for him to get.
Ben is learning something new every day. It is so fun and exciting to be a part of his growth and development. You can watch Ben with his shape sorter here.