The shape & color game

 I suppose it’s never too early to teach a baby dog completely new tricks! Carter has a bank of known colors, but it’s something that any child can continue to work on.  To add a challenge, I thought we could also work on shapes!  Learning is fun!  So, crafty me, I made some basic shapes, printed them, colored them the four basic colors, laminated them (of course I did!  I laminate every chance I get!) and cut them out.  The thought was that I could say “blue circle,” or “green star” and Carter could go to that colored shape.  We started small: red, yellow, green and blue circles.  She did an okay job, until she started to step on each circle individually, like stepping stones.  By then, I’d lost her.  So she simply played with the disks and had a ball, in true Carter fashion!

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“Blue circle.”  Things were great at this point!  I’d say “Carter, find the colored circle,” and she would go to it.  But soon enough … 

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I’d lost her!  Her little toddler brain can only focus for .0049 of a second before moving on to another task!