I have a love/hate relationship with starting collections! B has started quite a few and he is very proud of them, but they end up ALL over the house. It drives me crazy!
Character Collection (left), Pez Collection (right)
Then, the other day I watched him as he played with them and it hit me that he’s learning so much from them. He sorts them, counts them, arranges them, tells stories with them, and uses them in pretend play. Love it!
So although I’m not rushing out to help him start another collection, I am going to stop griping about the ones he has and appreciate all that he is learning from them.
What does your child collect?