Take a walk in the park

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Take a walk in the park

For a real outdoors experience, you can’t beat the park. Try to avoid the playgrounds with their swings and play equipment every now and then, and get adventurous at wonderful places like Phoenix Park, the Botanic Gardens, Powerscourt, St Anne’s Park and St Stephen’s Green. Once there, tell your toddler that you are going to spend some time collecting leaves and acorns/seedlings together, and provide them with a nice bucket.

Sink or float?

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Sink or float?

Here is a fun way to introduce your toddler to sorting and classifying during bath time. First gather together a few items that will sink in the water, for example, heavy toys like a small car, metal spoons and a sippy cup full of water. Then add some items that float, like soap, lightweight plastic toys, a small hairbrush or comb and so on. Place one floating item into the.

ABC – peel it off

ABC – peel it off

Here’s a fun way to get your toddlers and wobblers thinking about the ABCs (it’s never really too early to start!). It also helps to develop their fine-motor skills. Cut strips of masking tape and form letters with them on the fridge, the floor, or any other flat surface whose finish is safe from the effects of peeled tape. Show your little one how to peel off the letters. You.

Colour day theme

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Colour day theme

Toddlers are quickly learning to recognize and name primary colours like red, yellow, blue and green. They are even having a go at colours like brown, grey, pink and most other shades too. Enhance this budding development by having your very own colour theme day from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed at night. Start the day by asking your toddler to choose a.

Make a magic wand

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Make a magic wand

It’s always a good idea to keep some empty paper towel rolls for those creative moments. Get your child to colour and decorate a roll using crayons, paint, glitter glue, stickers or anything else that is sparkly and bright. Now give the magic wand a name to really make it personal for your little one. Explain how in order to make magic happen you need to say the special word.

My puppet family!

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My puppet family!

Here is a sweet and unique craft project that turns the special people in your toddler’s life into fun and entertaining puppets! For each puppet, you will need: Ice pop sticks (from a craft shop), photos of family and friends (the faces in the photos need to be big enough to be cut out and glued onto the stick). If you have a family pet you can always use a.

Jungle safari

Jungle safari

From wild, striped tigers to silly monkeys, children love animals! This particular activity will require a bit of setting up, but your little one will absolutely love it. Find or print out a few pictures of some jungle animals (tigers, monkeys, birds, snakes) and place them around the room. Cover the animals up with pictures of trees, branches, and other things from nature which you would find in a jungle..

Make a piggy bank

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Make a piggy bank

It’s never too soon to start teaching the concept of money and toddlers are quick to pick up and enjoy counting. This simple task is a fun way of introducing these concepts to your toddler. Another bonus of a piggy bank is introducing the idea of saving and it can even be used in a rewards system for your little one. You’ll need, wrapping paper, sellotape, scissors, pre-made “money” from.

Sticky tape sensation

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Sticky tape sensation

Simple as it may seem, a roll of sticky tape can provide toddlers with a lot of enjoyment. Collect a few different kinds of colourful plastic tape, masking tape, double-sided tape, and so on. Give your toddler the tape and encourage her to be imaginative with what she wants to do with it. She may try sticking them together, to herself, to you, or to other objects around the house.

What colour is it today?

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What colour is it today?

Teaching colour concepts with even the youngest toddlers is so simple with this day-long activity. In the morning, choose a “colour of the day” together with your toddler. Help them choose a colour by showing them three choices such as yellow, blue and red or they may get confused! For example, on a red day, choose red clothes to wear, drink from a red cup only, eat red foods alongside.