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.
Toddlers are natural explorers! You can encourage this interest in the world around them by helping them make a wearable record of their travels and expeditions! Think of it as a toddler’s take on a charm bracelet. Next time you are outside walking through the park, or out in the garden, put a piece of transparent tape, sticky side out, loosely on her wrist. When she finds small items to.
Crawling (or at least trying to crawl) is a very exciting time for babies and you can encourage this fun and interest in the new world around him by letting him explore different textures. Gather a few different textured large items such as a clean welcome door mat, bath mat, towel and fleecy blanket and let him crawl across each surface. Crawl with your baby and describe each surface as.
For this you will need various fruit and vegetables, a paring knife, paint in an open tray, paper and a cup of water. Little ones love to see the designs they can create with different fruits and veg. You can do this for fun or make a special gift for Grandma. Using the paring knife (this is a job for you), cut the fruits and vegetables into halves, quarters, circles,.
Here is a great way to start learning about rhythm and melody (and it’s loads of fun as well!). Sit in a comfortable place with your toddler, and give them two “rhythm sticks”. Rhythm sticks can be any wooden items you like so long as there are two the same, such as two wooden spoons. Start tapping a simple rhythm and encourage your toddler to copy you. An easy start.
It’s important these days to encourage children to recycle, and this a fun way to make a window decoration using what’s available in nature as art! You’ll need lots of interesting nature objects like leaves, grass, flower petals, small pebbles, feathers, small branches, bark and anything else you want from the environment. You will also need a large piece of clear contact paper, tape, scissors (for grown-ups), a hole-punch and.