In one of my books, their was an activity of having a child string large beads. I think it was recommended for 3 year olds. We adapted it for Evan. We use a pipe cleaner bent up at the bottom and he slides the beads onto it. For now, he wants us to hold it for him, but I'm sure it won't be long until he holds it himself.
We bought Evan these flash cards and these too. He looks at them with us, repeats what we say and touches them (if he's in the right mood). But one of his favorite parts is sliding each card back into the box!
He seems to love these activities. Partly, I'm sure, he loves the one on one attention. And partly because he actually enjoys these little challenges and experiences.
We love that little man!