J and Mummy are under the weather so we’ve had a chilled couple of days. Today we played our Orchard Toy ‘Postbox Game’.
As J is still only 1 (for few more weeks) I made it simpler by having 2 colours instead of all 4. This made it easier for J to differentiate and focus on the 2 colour words/Makaton signs. I also focus on these 2 colours in day to day life too.
I think doing too many colours at once just adds pressure to communicate so J will be less likely to join in. For today’s game he didn’t have to say anything or communicate at all really. He just had to push the envelope through the right colour postbox. I would name the colour and praise him for matching.
I’ll build up to getting him to communicate by adding our symbol cards and he can pass me the symbol for which colour he would like. There’s nothing wrong with taking things slow and build up.
What colour games do you play? How does your little (or big) one communicate colours?x