Wobblers have boundless energy and just love noisy active games, but sometimes mums and dads need a little quiet time. You may need your little one to be quiet in a waiting room or you could be trying to calm her down before bedtime, or just need to hear yourself think! Whispering games are fun way to encourage your little one to engage in quiet play. Wobblers will be fascinated.
Here comes Mr/Miss Independent! Lay out a selection of your little one’s clothes and challenge him to have a go at dressing himself. Yes it’s a tricky task, but they get a lot of satisfaction from giving it a go, so encourage all efforts! To up his odds of succeeding, omit any difficult clothing items and stick with simple things like socks, mittens, hats and large sweaters. My little one.
Here is a fun way to make the most out of baby’s fast disappearing grasp reflex and encourage her back and leg muscle development too. Place baby on her back on a soft and non-slip surface, such as the carpeted floor or a rug. While you sit at her feet, encourage baby to grasp your fingers. As she does, use your own hands to hold on nice and tight and.
This is one of those “that’s so simple why didn’t I think of it?” activities and you will be surprised at the enjoyment small children get from it. Grab three or four pairs of brightly coloured and patterned socks (all matched up please!) and place them in a basket. Put the basket in front of your little one. Chances are she will immediately start trying to put them on and.
Possibly one of the simplest yet most effective forms of children’s entertainment in a hurry! All you need is a sock (preferably light in colour), a black, red and green marker, and your imagination. Pop the sock on your hand, draw some eyes, mouth and nose and off you go! Try playing different characters, changing your voice to keep your little one entertained. Make animal noises and have them guess.
Don’t have a set of blocks handy at Grandma’s house? The lovely yet ancient china tea set is starting to look a bit too tempting to your curious child? Don’t worry! Have a good look around you for lightweight hardcover books (not the special ones), tissue boxes, plastic square tubs with lids, shoe boxes, cardboard boxes, cereal boxes are good, provided you take the contents out first and anything else.
A fun way to change the mood! All you need is bare feet (yours and theirs) and somewhere to stretch your legs. Lie down on the floor with your legs out in front of you. Say “one, two, three, bang!”, and when you say “bang” lift your legs in the air and tap the soles of your toddler’s feet with your feet. Toddlers learn to anticipate the “bang” and will.
As baby’s neck strength and head control increase, you can take her on some gentle pony rides. Pony rides are superb for a baby who is about to cry, as the movement and close interaction with you is a great distraction! Sit baby up on your knees, facing you, holding her arms for support. As you recite a rhyme, gently bounce baby up and down, holding on tight. Try short.
Want a simple way to introduce colour, texture and science all in one quick and easy task? Then make some jelly. That’s right, this no-fuss cooking activity will have your toddler fascinated at how the key ingredient starts out as powder or a block, turns into liquid and then hardens in the fridge. Making the jelly together will open up a chat about your favourite colours and flavours too. Jelly.
Healthy eating: you know it’s important, but how do you make it fun? Here is a simple game that not only uses fruit that you can eat, but encourages early practice in counting as well. You need an apple, pear, orange or any other seeded fruit you like. Cut the fruit in quarters and together with your little one, count the number of seeds you can see, and then enjoy.