So, this happened today. No set up or prompts, just an available, fantastic book of animals and some fabulous and very realistic animal figures.
An awesome TWO HOURS (aligned with a very tired baby's nap!) spent first matching figurines to book pictures, followed by imaginative play with animals, snack bits on the table, and some random wrapping ribbon (my birthday! 🌷). Needless to say, everyone was very happy and mama even got to drink TWO cups of uninterrupted tea! 🙌🏻
Loving this book! It was purchased when baby #1 (now 3 years old) was still a baby and is just starting to get real use. I remember picking it up and thinking it was made to be a classic library edition and couldn't pass it up. We keep it on the toy shelf close to the animal figures (sometimes with all figures, sometimes with specific groups such as Arctic, desert, forest, or jungle).