For a real outdoors experience, you can’t beat the park. Try to avoid the playgrounds with their swings and play equipment every now and then, and get adventurous at wonderful places like Phoenix Park, the Botanic Gardens, Powerscourt, St Anne’s Park and St Stephen’s Green. Once there, tell your toddler that you are going to spend some time collecting leaves and acorns/seedlings together, and provide them with a nice bucket.
Here is a fun way to introduce your toddler to sorting and classifying during bath time. First gather together a few items that will sink in the water, for example, heavy toys like a small car, metal spoons and a sippy cup full of water. Then add some items that float, like soap, lightweight plastic toys, a small hairbrush or comb and so on. Place one floating item into the.
Toddlers are quickly learning to recognize and name primary colours like red, yellow, blue and green. They are even having a go at colours like brown, grey, pink and most other shades too. Enhance this budding development by having your very own colour theme day from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed at night. Start the day by asking your toddler to choose a.
It’s always a good idea to keep some empty paper towel rolls for those creative moments. Get your child to colour and decorate a roll using crayons, paint, glitter glue, stickers or anything else that is sparkly and bright. Now give the magic wand a name to really make it personal for your little one. Explain how in order to make magic happen you need to say the special word.
Here is a sweet and unique craft project that turns the special people in your toddler’s life into fun and entertaining puppets! For each puppet, you will need: Ice pop sticks (from a craft shop), photos of family and friends (the faces in the photos need to be big enough to be cut out and glued onto the stick). If you have a family pet you can always use a.
It’s never too soon to start teaching the concept of money and toddlers are quick to pick up and enjoy counting. This simple task is a fun way of introducing these concepts to your toddler. Another bonus of a piggy bank is introducing the idea of saving and it can even be used in a rewards system for your little one. You’ll need, wrapping paper, sellotape, scissors, pre-made “money” from.
Teaching colour concepts with even the youngest toddlers is so simple with this day-long activity. In the morning, choose a “colour of the day” together with your toddler. Help them choose a colour by showing them three choices such as yellow, blue and red or they may get confused! For example, on a red day, choose red clothes to wear, drink from a red cup only, eat red foods alongside.
Toddlers and wobblers are starting to appreciate the joy of imaginative role play, particularly anything that involves copying grown-ups like food shopping. Spend some time collecting your used boxes, bottles and cartons or cutting out photos of food from magazines. Make sure the containers are clean, flaps are taped backed together and that it is in reasonably good condition. You can wash some fruit and vegetables and stack them on.
Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t go anywhere! Why not go on a train ride? Start by lining up your kitchen or dining room chairs one behind the other in a neat row. Explain to your toddler that you’ve made a train and it needs someone to drive it and it needs passengers too (teddies make the best passengers). Use a lid from a pot and take it.
This is a fun, creative project for a toddler that lets their artistic side shine through! Decorating a flower pot is not only fun, but it’s a great chance to introduce gardening to children as well. You can pick up some small terracotta pots in some of the supermarkets, or DIY stores and they aren’t too expensive. Use paint, construction paper, glue, glitter etc, maybe cut out some flower shapes.