Great idea for when you are busy making dinner or even just a different way to use your child’s magnetic numbers and letters – use a baking tray! No need to fork out lots of money on expensive boards for your child; you can simply use something you already have at home. I have started doing this a lot at home when I am cooking dinner. Especially if my newborn daughter is asleep I tend to put my son in the kitchen with me with a baking tray and some magnetic numbers. I will ask him to find different numbers and he will ask me what certain numbers are.
You could also write the alphabet down and get your child to match the letters, and the same with numbers. If your child is a little older, you could write some words down one half of the baking tray and have your child use the letters to spell the word on the opposite side. They also practice writing their name.
*Magnetic numbers and letters by a brand called Imagination sold at Toys ‘R Us – each tub only 500fils
Toys ‘R Us have 2 stores in Kuwait – 360 Mall and on the 4th Ring Road in Shuwaikh.