This game can be easily adapted to suit even the smallest children. Games at this age should be simple, fast and use words from the world around them that they are beginning to recognize. Start by saying you are going to play a game, and that they need to do as you say. Use simple tasks and language at first like “hands on head”. Little ones love the repetition in.
This can be a lovely way to distract a fussing baby. Leave some handy chimes or bells around the house, or in the car. Glass or crystal, metal spoons, bells, a tuning fork, wind chimes or musical instruments will all have the same effect. When your little one is feeling a little tired and is perhaps close to tears, try using the chimes to distract them. Ring the bell, strike.
This is an easy version of pass the parcel except bigger! Collect a variety of boxes that will nest one inside another. Cardboard boxes are good for this playtime. Try to get very large boxes and very small boxes, as well as everything in between. Place a favourite toy or treat in the smallest box for your child to find at the end of the game. Close the small box.
Use a big blow-up beach ball or exercise ball (or a yoga ball) to roll baby around on, carefully supporting him. Place him on top of the ball on his stomach for rolling along the floor, rocking side to side, or holding him while bouncing up and down. Start with slow movements as baby gets used to this new position. Place yourself behind baby as you roll the ball backwards.
It might seem that your little one has a never-ending supply of energy and enthusiasm, so have fun together in this structured exercise routine! Play some fun, rhythmic music and announce that it’s “exercise time” before you begin. Let your child mirror your simple bending and stretching movements like these: put your hands on your head, touch the floor (well, at least she will!), shake your hands way up high.
When cooking, have your toddler help with tasks like getting food from the fridge or cupboard, mixing ingredients, practise simple pouring, and putting food on the plate. Teach them how to set the table as well to get in the habit of good tidying-up skills. Even encourage them to smell the ingredients you are using as you are preparing the meal. Cooking is fascinating to toddlers, and they get a.
Maybe it’s the satisfaction of seeing a big pile of dirt, or maybe it’s simply a natural desire to help – whatever the reason, most small children are crazy about sweeping, so give yours a diminutive broom or push mop and a dustpan and brush. He’ll have a great time using it, and your floor might even get clean in the process. This is a good activity to help develop.
This is a fun and physical way to get baby moving! Using a soft towel, place your baby onto it on her tummy. Pick up one side of the towel and slowly raise it, causing baby to tilt to the side. Continue to slowly roll baby over, talking to her as you go, and using a hand to guide her as she turns. When your baby turns over, show your.
Simple concepts like colours are starting to become easily recognizable for a toddler, so build upon this through playing a colour treasure hunt! Try this game around your own home, in a shopping centre or anywhere you like when a quick distraction is needed! Start by choosing a colour, or have your toddler pick one and ask him to find you something nearby in that colour. Make it a little.
This is playful way to develop body awareness. Say or sing “where is Daddy’s/Mummy’s nose?”, then touch your nose saying, “Here it is!”. Then say “Where is Molly’s nose?” and touching her nose say, “There it is!”. Repeat with other facial features and body parts. You can change the tune or voice (high or deep) for added entertainment. Then move onto where is the chair? Where is the front door?.