I swore before I had children that I would not be one of those parents that would give their children electronics, Ipad, or playing on my phone. Then I had children and my ideas changed. It started with the phone. We used it as a last resort to help occupy my son when we needed to do something for a couple of minutes. We noticed … Continue reading I never thought…..
This is the second part of our senses series, touch. If you missed Sound, you can go here! Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of touch. Activities involving touch Take different types of fruit/vegetables, close your eyes. Feel them with your fingers. Do they feel soft or hard? What shape are they? Is the surface smooth or bumpy? Is it large … Continue reading Senses: Touch
Mirror Image Activity Have your child stand facing another person, as if they were looking in the mirror. Choose which person will be the leader and which one will be the follower. As the leader moves the follower imitates the movement. Make sure to switch roles, so that both children can be the leader and the follower. Crown thee King or Queen: Cut construction paper to … Continue reading Toddler Activities and Crafts
There is so much that you can do with the 5 senses and teaching them. This week we are going to start with Sound. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about sound. Activities involving Sound: Go on a sound walk: Listen for all the different sounds. Can you pick out any one in particular? Guess what it is: Play different sounds and have … Continue reading Senses: Sound
A water table is a great sensory tool. The possibilities are endless for the table. Here are a few questions that will help expand your childs water table education. What can we do with water? How can we collect water? Does water have a taste? If so, what do you think causes that? How far can you make the water spray? What happens if you … Continue reading Toddler Play: Water Table Discussion Questions
Saying Names: To help your toddler learn that people and objects have different names, touch an object and say the name. Then take your toddler’s hand and touch the object and say the name again. Now say “(your toddlers name) is touching the (object)”. This can be done with all different objects and people. Early Block Fun: Make disposable blocks out of small milk cartons. … Continue reading Brain Games for Toddlers
We all know that children love stuffed animals and usually have a collection of them. How about having a stuff animal circus? Make a tent (drap a sheet over a table) where the animals can perform circus acts. You can even use a pillowcase at the doorway to create a “curtain”. Use the stuffed animals for story telling. Have them help act out a story that … Continue reading Toddler Play Ideas: Stuffed Animals
Do you remember playing this game as a child? It is also a great way to teach your children to be safe outside! Once your child understands that RED means STOP and GREEN means GO, you can just shout RED or GREEN to get them to stop or go. This way they will find it fun and you will be able to keep them safe! … Continue reading Red Light, Green Light
Holiday Party Games: Word Game: How many words can your make from “Happy Thanksgiving”. Feather Game: Divide in teams (relay-style game). First person must try to keep a feather in the air by blowing it to designated spot. Player than passes it back to next player. First team finished wins. Lost Mittens: Everyone brings a pair of mittens. They turn them inside out and toss in … Continue reading Kid’s Korner: Holiday Party Games
Turn off all electronics and play a board game with the family. Gather your family’s favorite snacks to have around and have fun! Have a picnic in the park. Besides your food, pack a game or two to play while there. You can even bring a book to read on the blanket! Continue reading Family Fun Night!