Montessori = just enough challenge = success = joy for learning and a wonderful sense of self!
Anyhow, (tangent over) after observing Ty and noticing that he's able to lay the five blocks horizontally and stack them correctly with ease, (even noticing him getting a bit creative with them) I decided he could use a new challenge.
The Pink Tower Extension Cards seemed like they would be a good next step for Ty and they were easy to make. Using pink paper, I traced and cut-out each block. I then cut white paper just a big bigger than the biggest block and cut four more the exact same size. Next I centered the pink blocks onto the white squares, glued, and laminated.
I have only demonstrated this with Tyler a couple times so far, but he seems to be understanding what his job is. He even stacked the cards on top of each other by size as if they were the blocks themselves, which I found quite funny! These photos were from the first demonstration and I did place each card in front of the corresponding block to further understanding.