Yesterday after playing with the puzzles for a while Jacob put them back on the shelf without being told! That was a huge success! He has made some real developmental growth this month and cleaning up after himself is just another example of that growth!
I was gitty with excitement at this growth and immediately started thinking of all that he would be able to do to help out! He is a cleaner by nature; he loves to sweep, dust and mop. But NEVER pick-up toys. Now I am really seeing him pick-up his toys even when we are not having Structured Play time.
Now he is not perfect! I did have to ask him to pick-up his animal cards after sorting them. He willing cleaned up the cards and placed them on the shelf after being asked. He is certainly getting it. This is a life skill that is important and will carry him through his life! I know adults that can't or won't do this!