Gather about 10 items to serve as bowling pins, (empty milk cartons, plastic drink bottles, upside-down paper cups, kitchen roll cores etc). Set up the “bowling pins” like in a bowling alley. Mark a line with tape. It’s a good idea to try this in a corridor as it will help your little bowler with rolling the ball in the right direction. Have your toddler stand behind the line of.
“Who loves Jane?” asks your little one’s storybook, and the answers are as varied as the photographs in this easy-to-make set of story cards. Little ones are beginning to understand different emotions right now, even if they can’t quite verbalise them, but one they really understand is the feeling of loving someone or something else! This is obvious as you start to notice how they attach from week to week.
Toddlers love to “write” and this is a great way to introduce them to letters and communication. Make a post box together out of a shoe-box or small cardboard box, cutting a small slot in the front and painting it green. Give your child paper and crayons and encourage them to write letters. Give them envelopes and stickers as stamps as well. If you’re feeling a little more creative you.
The concept of “magic” and making things disappear is of great interest to your little one right now. Encourage this enjoyment by playing a magic “hide and seek” game with their favourite toys. Start by finding a toy small enough to fit into your hand. Let your little one see the toy in your hand, or let them hold and play with it for a few minutes before taking it.
Would you like to come to a tea party? Imagine the rush of independence that comes when your little one is allowed to be in charge of her very own tea party! This is a great game to play after nap-time. Start building up the suspense in advance, “I have a surprise for you”, “wait till you see who’s come for tea!”. Hopefully you’ve had time to invite some “friends”,.
The kitchen offers a variety of ways to teach your toddler a number of skills. Here is a fun (and simple) way to start cooking together. Find a recipe for biscuits (toddler cook books or the internet have lots). Little ones love to help with the weighing of flour, sugar and cracking the eggs, so encourage them! Of course the best part about mixing the ingredients together is testing the.
Using ice in play for little ones is not just for hot days! Some of the most important playtime little ones can have is tactile and sensory, where how things feel teaches them a lot about the world around them (and it’s loads of fun as well!). You’ll need: Food colouring, an ice tray, water jug, a freezer and paper. First take a jug of water and pour some water.
Toddlers enjoy watching birds sing and sit in the back garden, and this activity gives them a chance to practise being kind to nature! You’ll need half a stale bagel, a plastic knife, honey, birdseed, ribbon or string (and a willing adult to help!). First, let your toddler drench the bagel in honey, yes it’s messy but so much fun! Next, roll the bagel in lots of birdseed, covering as.
This is a fun and active game about stop and go! Place a length of tape (masking tape is good) down on the floor at one end of the room. Place another length on the other side of the room, parallel to the first, and make sure there’s enough space in between and that there are no obstacles. Tell your toddler to go to one side of the room and.
The simple delight in scooping and pouring dry items provides at least an hour’s worth of continuous fun, not to mention plenty of fine motor skill development. Set up a space in the kitchen (so you can vacuum up the inevitable mess later!) and give your little one an assortment of bowls, mixing jugs, funnels, scoops and different sized plastic cups. Grab a small bag of lentils and encourage your.