This week we've been playing with this Cheerios Halloween Play Book.
I actually found it while cleaning my basement. I have no idea where it came from but I would highly recommend it for a toddler/preschooler activity. The Cheerios Halloween Play Book is a board book with recessed spots for missing cheerios. For example, the costumed children dressed as a lion and a mouse need buttons(Cheerios) on their costumes. This actually took quite a bit of fine motor concentration for Logan to get the Cheerios into the correct spot. My favorite page is the grid page. On this page, there is a pattern on the grid (pumpkin, Cheerio, pumpkin Cheerio). Some of the cheerios are missing. Logan doesn't generally understand patterning yet, but I found that by just having to fill in the pattern (and having the scaffold of the recessed spot for a cheerio), he was very successful and pleased with himself. This is a great quiet activity. A great take in the car or take to the doctor appointment activity. And a great "Your brother is asleep, could you keep it down?" activity.
Since Halloween is this Sunday, you might not have time to acquire a copy for yourself. But never fear, they have a Christmas version as well!! I don't have this book, so I can't recommend it. But I think we'll be getting it.
I'm linking up this book review to We Play at Childhood 101.