Provide small play objects, such as blocks, small cards, poker chips or household materials, such as cereal loops, spoons, cups and lids, etc.
No elicitation needed.
The child experiments with different combinations of objects, both for visual effect, but also to explore relationships (e.g., cereal lined up, then in cup, then spoon in cup, then eat them with the spoon).
Children need opportunities to explore spatial relationships with a variety of objects. Encourage parents to see items in the household and in nature as play objects. They provide opportunities for combining, rearranging and understanding visual and physical relationships.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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