We attempted this shoe game with Little Brother today, but he wasn’t quite getting it. He is great at following one-step directions, but isn’t developmentally able to understand the concept of picking the “matching” shoe. I would highly recommend this activity for ages 18 months and up.
Here’s how to play:
|1. Put pairs of shoes in a pile. Do 2-3 pairs for younger kids and add more as you feel your child is ready!|
|2. Let your child choose one shoe. Give him a one-step direction to bring it to you.|
|(Little Brother just wanted to look at his shoes)|
|3. Once he’s brought it to you, give him another one-step direction to find the other shoe that matches.|
|4. Line the matching pairs of shoes up as he finds the match (or let your child do it if able).|
This is a great language and cognitive exercise. Your child must follow one-step directions and have the cognitive ability to recognize the similarities in “matching” shoes.