This game can be easily adapted to suit even the smallest children. Games at this age should be simple, fast and use words from the world around them that they are beginning to recognize. Start by saying you are going to play a game, and that they need to do as you say. Use simple tasks and language at first like “hands on head”. Little ones love the repetition in.
This is an easy version of pass the parcel except bigger! Collect a variety of boxes that will nest one inside another. Cardboard boxes are good for this playtime. Try to get very large boxes and very small boxes, as well as everything in between. Place a favourite toy or treat in the smallest box for your child to find at the end of the game. Close the small box.
It might seem that your little one has a never-ending supply of energy and enthusiasm, so have fun together in this structured exercise routine! Play some fun, rhythmic music and announce that it’s “exercise time” before you begin. Let your child mirror your simple bending and stretching movements like these: put your hands on your head, touch the floor (well, at least she will!), shake your hands way up high.
Maybe it’s the satisfaction of seeing a big pile of dirt, or maybe it’s simply a natural desire to help – whatever the reason, most small children are crazy about sweeping, so give yours a diminutive broom or push mop and a dustpan and brush. He’ll have a great time using it, and your floor might even get clean in the process. This is a good activity to help develop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.