A new achievement @16 months
9 cubes in a square box,
tip them out,
chuck one back in anyhow,
then 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th –
7th, 8th – maybe need
a bit of a shove and push
in one of the odd-shaped spaces now left,
until they slide in.
Now one left –
sometimes the shoving has left
a neat square space left,
but often there are now a lot of little
funny-shaped gaps here and there.
Push hard at one of them, wriggle, shove, press,
slide them around
(maybe give up on working at one gap,
and try another)
– but eventually in it goes,
and it all looks tidy again.
Adult: clap hands! Well done!
Then, chuck them out again, and work away
until all done and praise again.
Repeated about 10 times, until adult decides both need