I posted a few ideas the other day. And now I want to share a game Nick made up for Little J. I had these bears in cups tucked away from Sam's toddler days and ran across them when I was searching frantically for a lost phonics book, which by the way I never found. After Little J explored the cups and bears for a while, Nick set out just two cups and the coordinating bears. When Joseph would pick up a bear, Nick would say the color and then point to the same colored cup trying to get him to place the bear in the right cup. Amber would actually sign the colors for him, too. She learned those at the Down Syndrome Awareness Walk when Rachel Coleman did Signing Time Live. Anyway, if Joseph would try putting a yellow bear in the green cup he would quickly cover up the green cup so he'd put the right bear in the right cup. This has turned out to be a great learning opportunity for Joseph. Nick and Amber play this with him often switching up the colors. He's getting better at placing the right bear in the right cup, but his favorite is transferring the bears from one cup to another and then back again. He will do this for quite some time before moving on to his normal activity...emptying every shelf, cupboard, drawer and basket.