Give Me

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One great concept to work on with babies around age one is give and take. For this simple game, I just wanted to see if Veronika could mirror my action of handing over a toy when asked.

I thought it might be easiest to use toys all of one type, so picked a set of nesting boxes to start. Working with 1 box, I sat facing Veronika and said, “Mommy is giving you box.”

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Well, she was happy to take it! But these days she’s very proud of her nesting and stacking skills, so when I asked, “Can you give the box back to mama?” she was busily nesting it into another box instead.

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I tried several variations, first clearing the other boxes from the space. But then she only wanted to nest other toys inside a box. Next I tried a grocery food set. Again, she was happy to take a toy…

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…but now she wanted to helpfully put the fruits into their grocery basket. Can’t argue with teaching her to clean up!

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So this was a great reminder that Veronika isn’t yet understanding the directive to “please give me X”.  It’s one we’ll keep working on!

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