Teaching kids through games is the best way to develop all their skills. Children learn best when they play. So, choose games with which your toddler will have fun but will also learn. But don’t press your child, let him choose the game that is interesting to him. Yet the basic idea is for the child to have fun, to feel free and calm.
Here are some ideas for development and learning activities for your toddler:
– Building blocks
A set of colorful blocks labeled with alphabets or numbers can help introduce your toddler to letters and numbers. With this, you will help your kid to improve motor skills and dexterity.
– Obstacle course
You can set up an obstacle course using your toddler’s toys and allow him to navigate his favorite truck through it. With this, you will help your kid to improve eye-hand coordination and motor skills.
– Counting everything
You can do it every day, just count the toys or simple things from your home. Use things that you and your kid using during the day. Count loudly and when the possible point at each thing as you count. And use more words to describe what you are counting. With this, you will help your kid to improve cognitive and counting skills.
– Colorful balls
A set of plastic, soft, and colorful balls is a great choice. Toddlers usually love kicking, throwing and rolling balls and this can keep your kid entertained for a long time. With this, you will help your kid to improve motor and hand-eye coordination skills.
– Color sorting
Use similar items like puzzles, lego pieces, or blocks, and ask your child to categories them by colors. With this, you will help your kid to improve hand-eye coordination and cognitive skills.
– Color mixing
With this activity, colors can become more enjoyable. Show your toddler how to combine and make new colors. And also, you can let your kid explore and paint with small cups of paint. With this, you will help your kid to improve motor and color recognition skills.
You can try with opposites with your kid. Choose few easy opposites like happy-sad, play together and encourage your kid to speak the words. With this, you will help your kid to improve cognitive and vocabulary skills.
– Watering plants
Just show your kid how to water the plants with a plastic watering can. Usually, kids like these water activities, and will help them in these routines. With this, you will help your kid to improve cognitive and sensory skills.
– Planting a seed
Assist your kid in planting a seed and watch it grows, which can help your kid to love nature. With this, you will help your kid to improve motor and object control skills.
– Looking and reading books
Choose colorful picture books and a suitable time and place to read. Make reading more interactive by pointing things out in the pictures and let your kid be the pointer too. Ask simple questions about the book and the pictures. The important is to enjoy reading and storytime. With this, you will help your kid to improve language, attention, relaxation skills, and the love of books.
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