Struggle with Object Permanence toy
It’s not an easy task as it may seem to drop a ball in the box. It requires a lot of practice and patience :)
It requires focus and hand eye-coordination to make sure ball is dropped in the hole. The toy’s main task is to teach your baby about object permanence, a concept which means that even if the object has disappeared from sight it doesn’t mean it has vanished in air, it still exists. The most common situations you will encounter, baby learning this concept is, when you play peeka-boo or in cases of separation anxiety. Let’s help your baby to tackle this toy.
- Sit in-front of your the baby and show the ball to your baby, name it ‘ball’, then slightly drop it into the box. This should all be done in baby’s eye level so that he can clearly see the instructions.
- Give the ball to the baby and let them try. He will struggle initially, it’s absolutely normal. He might want to bang the ball on the box or just throw it, understand that he is experimenting in his own way :)
- Try to resist yourself in helping him out after showing him few times, let the baby reach for the ball. This would help his body to balance itself being in sitting position to reach out for the ball.
- Experiment with different textures of the ball for sensorial stimulation, he would feel different surface texture, weight or the sound when it’s dropped. In Kizoplay Level 3 kit, you will find wooden ball and felt balls, have fun with them ❤️