Play dough is a great way for your child to develop strength and control in her hands, fingers and wrists. He will certainly give his fine motor muscles a workout as he pounds, pinches and pokes the dough.
You can expose your child to the names of animals as well as the awareness of beginning sounds in words with this alliteration activity.
In this activity, you can introduce your toddler to letters naturally while playing with alphabet blocks. Then, make it even more exciting with opportunities to stack and knock down the blocks.
Aim for the Bowl is a simple, fun activity that will keep your toddler surprisingly entertained while giving him some fine motor practice! You might use this activity to keep your little one occupied while you are busy preparing dinner.
You might be interested in letting your toddler start drawing. Children learn best through modeling, so in this activity, you will tell your toddler a story while you illustrate.
Let your toddler experiment with sorting by color with this simple pom-pom activity.
Fill up a large plastic bowl with cooked spaghetti and let your toddler explore. Describe what you see your little one do as she experiments with this new medium.
Next time you get a shipment delivered to your home, keep the bubble wrap. Let your toddler excite in the popping explosion!
See if your toddler can identify you and other family members just by hearing your voices. Hearing, isolating and identifying voices will help to attune your little one to sounds and lay the groundwork for hearing and identifying the more subtle sounds that make up words.
In this activity, you will use words in connection with concrete objects and situations to help your child develop an understanding of positional words.