C69: Posting box

Key data

Category: C - Baby Toys

Location: I (In library)

Age range: 0 - 18 Months

Number of pieces: 13

Number of unique pieces: 6


1 Posting box

6 pieces

1 post box

3 shapes - 1 missings

1 bag

1 contents card


Public comments: Although this set involves matching, the more important experience is hiding and finding. From about 9 months children begin to hide things, including themselves eg crawling behind the sofa and being delighted when found. Gradually they understand that objects exist even when hidden from view. This is a critically important stage of cognitive development - linked to being able to separate happily from parents.

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