The title describes one of his IEP goals for this year. I think he’s a bit beyond having mastered this. He’s close to a color matching black belt these days.
The middle stack of blocks is a pretty common pattern for him in his little construction projects. He layers the colors together, and it seems like there’s a deeper rhyme to his reason, but I haven’t quite figured it out yet. I watch him build these things, and he studies the shapes of the blocks carefully and matches them that way too. I thought the single yellow block on top was him giving it some sass.
The tower on the right shows both some interesting layering patterns but also a lot of size and shape matching along with the colors. I’d love to know more about the bottom, green block and what he was seeing there.
That’s a pretty symmetrical tower compared to some wacky ones he’s come up with. Color layering is a consistent trait of most things he builds, but he’s built some elaborately convoluted structures with stuff going every which way. They have this Seussian impossibility to them; I have no idea how some of them stand up. We bought him some Duplos for Easter, and that was definitely a big hit.
Of course, he’s got the skinny red skyscraper on the left. Speaking of which…
Probably not something you’d find in the 100 Acre Wood, but an impressive stacking feet nonetheless. This and the height of the table combined, the top block is several inches above his head. He was very serious about the layering here too.
He went from hating building with blocks to loving everything about blocks in no time. Now, he’s a building and color expert. Go figure. Nothing if not full of surprises!