While visiting a student on placement a few weeks ago, I observed a similar activity to this one, set up in the play room. I sat back and watched as children manipulated the tongs with one hand, or both, to pick up objects and place them in containers. I reflected on the button sorting experience we introduced a few weeks ago, the children frequented the experience and obviously have a keen interest in sorting, classifying and organising objects.
L and C were drawn to the experience and quickly asked for more objects to be added. Pom-Poms were added to enhance the play and add a little colour.