While in the throws of making some fireworks from noodles, I noticed that Little Mister was pushing the pasta shapes around the table. I had to stop and take a closer look. He was arranging them into patterns. Well, immediately I grabbed some construction paper and made a crude pattern on it. Lets not waste any teachable moments! I placed the patterned paper in front of him, he looked at it and then me. I matched one on the paper and he was off. I was almost blinded by the light on top of his head as it went off! Amazing how kids can catch on so swiftly.
Objective- Notices Simple Patterns of Objects (MS Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Mathematical Development 2.2.2)