Finder’s Keepers

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With a large cardboard box in the house today, it was the perfect opportunity to play a variation on hide-and-seek. This time, Veronika’s toy was the hider, and she (the seeker) got to be the keeper.

I placed a favorite toy (a big stuffed puppy named Marshmallow) in the box, and asked her, “Where’s Marshmallow?”

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To make the search exciting, I draped a blanket over the opening and handed Veronika a flashlight. The flashlight was novel, so of course she had to check that out for a while.

Then the hunt began! I asked questions as she got closer. “Is Marshmallow behind the box? Is he on top of the box? Is he inside the box?”

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She’s getting closer…

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There he is! She was so pleased once she found her friend. Finder’s keepers!

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Of course then your toddler will probably want to play in the cave for a while.

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It was even more fun to shine the flashlight on the walls inside where it was darker! Next time maybe we’ll play this game after dark.

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