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Little Monkey Games

Little Chef It’s interesting how things seem to suddenly just ‘click’ with the Little Monkey. Until recently, he’s been a bit ambivalent about jigsaw puzzles; he’d do a few two-piece ones in a desultory manner, but that’d be it. But he received a 30-piece puzzle (a police mise en scene) for Christmas, which he loves doing, and is already adept at matching and orienting pieces. Presumably all the requisite skills were gradually being established, to lie latent until such time as he was presented with a suitable challenge.

Another recent skill is game-playing; two months ago, there’s no way he would have displayed his current mastery of Monkey Bingo. But now he understands the whole concept of matching the pictures, marking his card with little coins, being in competition, then shouting “Bingo” when he completes his card. Another Christmas game, about posting letters, is also a current favourite, and he enjoys telling you a) if it’s your turn and b) what you should do to win. So he’s still got some work to do on honing that competitive edge… DSC03484

(I haven’t got any pictures of us playing Monkey Bingo, so you’ll have to make do with him enjoying some of his other Christmas gifts. That plastic orange recorder in the picture on the right has seen some action; Father Christmas is going to be asked for quiet presents next year…)


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