At TFK we love to see our babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers play posting games. It begins from about 12-15 months and involves dropping or "posting" objects into different containers (e.g. a bowl). Children still play posting games in more complex ways into preschool.

Posting helps develop:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Finger dexterity
  • Strength in arms
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Cause and effect – I do something and something happens (e.g. noise when drop toy into an object).
  • Object permanence – if I can’t see something, it’s still there.
  • Language development – in/out, big/little, full/empty
  • Learn about size – why does this fit, something else doesn’t

At TFK we have a range of posting toys to use with our babies up until school age.

  • Ball posting toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Money boxes – from babies to 4-5 year olds
  • Car zig zag
  • Post box
  • Connect 4
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Toys to make at home:

It’s very easy to make posting toys/play posting games at home using a few household items.

  • Shoe boxes + plastic eggs
  • Spoons in cups
  • Ping pong drop – tall container with top and bottom cut out
  • Pegs into containers – can pull off and drop in
  • Scarves in containers
  • Tissue boxes
  • Push pom poms into slits in a container
  • Bubble container (empty) + wand
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This is just a beginning – please share your ideas with us.

Our lovely OTs, Jane, Pauline, Rebecca, and Belle, will be happy to give you suggestions and ideas.

Stay safe, happy, and well,

Deb

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