I recently bought Kieran a couple of sticker books that looked interesting. The books are set up with a sheet of stickers in the middle, and then on each page of the book you're supposed to put the stickers that match the pictures. The idea is that this teaches words. I certainly didn't think he would use them this way, I thought he would have fun with just pulling the stickers off and playing with them.
When I took one of the books out however, he totally wanted to put the stickers in the right spots. I was pleasantly surprised, and we spent 15 to 20 minutes working on finding where to put each sticker.
He would choose a sticker from the sheet, we'd say the name, then turn the pages looking for the matching image.
These photos are from the second time we did this. The first time the book was in English, this time in French.
I was really surprised how focused he was during this activity. He also insisted that each sticker be put on perfectly straight, no crooked sticking for my boy!
And once all the stickers were correctly placed it was time to colour.