Find me

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Find me

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?.

Stickers

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Stickers

Investing in a wide selection of stickers to be stored in your car, handbag, changing bag and anywhere else you can think of, is a great idea! A fussing toddler can be kept distracted for more than five minutes with a packet of stickers, as the simple act of trying to peel them off requires concentration while calm is restored. Simple block stickers used in the office are great, as.

Feely bag fun

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Feely bag fun

Sometimes the best ingredients for fun are already in your home. This home-made feely bag is a great way to introduce the concept of texture to your little one. Start off by gathering together a few different textured items that are small enough to fit inside a child-sized bag. The reusable cotton shopping bags are great for this kind of play. You can always write your little one’s name on.

Obstacle course fun!

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Obstacle course fun!

Babies and toddlers of any age are able to get enjoyment and benefit from home-made obstacle courses. For this activity you will need cushions, pillows, soft blankets and a comfortable floor space. Set up the soft area in a messy way with pillows, cushions and blankets overlapping each other, so the path is not flat. Take your baby by the waist and “walk” them slowly over the course. The feel.

Count me in!

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Count me in!

Here is a very simple yet effective way to introduce numbers and counting as a form of quick play. Grab a selection of objects closest to you, like spoons from the cutlery drawer, socks or bibs from the washing basket, toothbrushes from the bathroom. Any items will do from whichever room you are in at the time! Ask your toddler to count the items you provide, helping them just a.

Bubble magic

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Bubble magic

The simple joy of watching a grown-up blowing lovely, floating bubbles never fails to win over the most tired of little ones. Bubbles are a great way to enjoy one-on-one time with your child, and are a really simple way of teaching about what our mouths can do! Bubble-makers now come in non-spill varieties so little ones can have a go. There are also electric bubble machines for maximum bubbles.

The wrong game

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The wrong game

This is a silly game to get your toddler to guess what’s wrong! Try these different ways of doing things the wrong way and see if she can try to correct you! Hold a picture book upside down and begin to read. Put a shoe on your toddler’s foot, then put on the sock. Pour some water into a bowl and tell your toddler you’ve brought her a snack. Put.

Scarf symphony!

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Scarf symphony!

Here is a great way to stimulate your baby’s vision and hearing. Your little one will love watching colourful scarves dance before her eyes as she listens to her favourite tunes. Purchase some colourful sheer scarves, these are available at most fabric and craft stores. Stand or sit in front of your baby with the scarves. As you listen to music or sing a song, swing the scarves at your.

Torch magic

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Torch magic

Think how hypnotizing it would be to watch a searchlight sweep through the sky. You can achieve the same effect with a torch in a dark room. Make a cosy corner in a room with lots of cushions or maybe some beanbags to sit on. Let your toddler sit on your lap. Shine the torch beam slowly over the walls and ceiling, encouraging your little one to follow the moving.

Whisper, whisper

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Whisper, whisper

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.