Mikey has taken a liking to playing games and related activities. For Christmas he got Dora dominoes, Sesame Street dominoes, and for his birthday he got Mickey Mouse dominoes. Can you guess what we play at our house all the time?
He’s pretty good too! We showed him once how to turn the doubles side ways and continue placing pieces along them and he does it!
Other games we play- Snap card game (similar to Egyptian War), go fish, Bingo (he’s way good at this one), checkers (still learning this one), chess (well, this one is a bit advanced so maybe mastery by kindergarten), the Cookie Jar game (played at 18 months), and the motorized fishing pond game (my least fave!)
And this kid loves puzzles! No little red finger knobs needed. He did a United States puzzle with Mike once and now attempts it all by himself. If he starts with California, then he looks at the box and can figure out which pieces go where. We’re learning states with this little activity. He can tell you which one is missing too- West Virginia!
So I was a crazy first time parent and was a little worried when Mikey turned 1 and wasn’t talking, but now as a 3 year old he blows me away with the stuff he can learn and retain!
Joshy was having a hard day with teething and wouldn’t calm down for anything. Mikey out of no where said, “Mommy, let I hold Voffy (Joshy) so he won’t be sad” and it totally worked! Josh loves his big brother and Mikey is doing his best to teach Joshy all there is to know in the world including the rules of how to play all these games. I sure love these cute little guys!