Provide nesting boxes and stacking toy.
Let the child take them apart and put them back together. While the child is playing with one toy, the adult can play with the other. This keeps the feel of play rather than just watching the child do a task. Then switch toys with the child.
The child completes both tasks successfully.
Children at this level can compare global relations rather than increments. For example, they know the labels for outermost limits of a concept, such as big and little, but not the increments in between (big, bigger, or biggest). Therefore, they can only compare two things at a time. To help children learn size sequencing, compare just two objects at a time.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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