P was interested in her language basket, but only for a short space of time. I think if I had a whole range of sounds that I could cycle through, this would work well.
Button snake was a huge hit, initially with P, who spent quite a lot of time putting the buttons on, and lately with J, who has been very keen to carry button snake around with the button holes and demand that someone put them on (or take them off).
But the undisputed King of the Heap is the fabric numbers. P just adores her 'nummies'. She takes them to bed, she matches them up with the numbers in her counting book, she brings them out and says "what this say?" as she pulls each of them out. This activity has also had the happy consequence of giving DH something concrete to do with her. He has been diligently teaching her to count using them, and they've both been having a great time.