There are several posts like this floating in the ether thanks to Jennie @Edspire inspiring us all! So here is what we did:
This is what was waiting for Toby after his nap
Although quite excited by the idea, there was a little bit of reticence…perhaps the thought of getting paint on his trains was worrying him? He certainly wanted mummy to make the first move and so after I had made tracks with Gordon, he was off with the other trains. Toby didn’t get quite as involved as I thought he might; he didn’t experiment or mix up the colours, for example. Perhaps he wasn’t ready to assume a different game with his trains, or rather this idea might need returning too as he slowly assimilates a new way of playing with his fall-back toys, either way, his play soon returned to linking up the carriages and blowing the whistle to signal the off (except he didn’t want them to move…). He also enjoyed getting paint on his fingers and then smearing it on his nose! Getting used to messy play at least!