Bear with me. I’m going to suggest that you give your baby a box of socks. That this can be a play activity. I haven’t lost the plot – promise!
Before you get started: be sure to check out my 8 Principles of Play!
Take some clean socks of different sizes, colours and textures, and pop them in a tub next to your baby. I promise they’ll love it! Harmie had a wonderful time taking socks out of the tub, putting them back in again, and waving them about.
I talked to her about the different colours, patterns and textures. For older babies, compare the sizes of socks, count how many of a certain colour you have and then why not try sock soulmates? They are just socks to us, but to them they’re another exciting thing to explore!