This is a pretty typical sight around here! Mixing up a bit of Montessori learning with a bit of Waldorf imaginative play.
There are so many opportunities during this play to use Practical Life Skills of grace and courtesy.
There’s also transferring objects from one box to another.
They’re developing ideas of object permanence, that is, the toy that was placed in the first box will still be in the first box when we come back for it.
Lots of spatial awareness development and experimenting with box sizes and toy sizes to get the best fit. Which also needs problem solving!
There’s dramatic play involved (with a little Mama help). Connecting the boxes with string. Telling a story about the Toy Express and how Scobby Doo needs to get to the Pirate ship before the Captain casts off!
Simple cardboard box play suddenly becomes a very rich early learning experience! Bet you won’t look at a cardboard box quite the same anymore! Imagine the possibilities!