If you’ve got some masking tape and a paper towel roll in your recycling bin, you’ve got the makings for a fresh new way to play with your tinybean.
Tape the paper towel roll vertically onto a wall, fridge or other flat surface. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can tape several tubes to make a track along the wall.
Gather a collection of small objects that will fit through the tube. (Pom-poms, cotton balls, uncooked pasta or the like.)
Show your little one how to pick up a pom pom and drop it into the tube so that it slides through and comes out the bottom. Encourage them to try it as well. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
(Note: Of course, supervision is required when playing with small objects.)