One Too Many

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In the past, I worked with Veronika on handing her one toy when she already held another in her grasp; it’s a great way to help little finger muscles practice gripping and letting go. Today, the challenge was harder: what would she do if she was holding two toys and presented with a third?

Use toys that are very similar for the best results (otherwise this becomes more like a game of toy choice). We have small shapes that she can grab on to easily, and which are quite alike, so they worked great for this game.

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She took hold of the circle when I handed it to her first, and it was easy to take the rectangle in her other hand.

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But oh no! What would she do now that triangle came along?

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It took a moment, but then rectangle was dropped.

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Uh oh, here comes rectangle back again! Who would be sacrificed?

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Down goes circle!

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She delighted in the game, and I could almost see her brain processing what to do each time. And of course there was the good fun of simply handling and gnawing on the shapes, as well.

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