Monday, January 25, 2010

Percy learns to pick up

Here's a video of the results of one of my challenges for the Facebook Clicker Challenge. I wanted to teach Percy to pick up some other things besides his little loopy toy. I thought it would be fun to teach him to pick up and carry a bucket by the handle. He had offered to pick up a supplement bucket that I had perched on top of the wheelbarrow one day so we were off to a good start. My initial attempts showed that he had trouble with the feel of the bucket handle in his mouth. Whether it was a little too sharp (thin plastic) or too small, or baby tooth issues, I'm not sure. Regardless, I decided to leave that for a while and teach him to lift a little jolly ball. He did well with that, so I moved on to having him drop it into a feed tub. After he was good at that, I returned to the bucket but I wrapped the handle with vetrap as you'll see. We had great fun with this and I plan to continue with this as a good way to channel his love of mouthing things at this age and his sharp little brain.


Mary @ StaleCheerios said...

Looking great.

It definitely looks like he's having a good time!


Bookends Farm said...

One thing I love about this boy is he knows how to have a good time.