Need a quick and easy toddler activity?
This toddler activity helped me multiple times this week!
I used it to prepare dinner, vacuum the living room floor, and take a shower. – You know, all normal activities that are a wee bit harder to do with someone pulling on your pant leg.
Under two-years-old can be a tricky age to entertain. They are typically in the I want to be older, yet I don’t have the momentum to play independently for long periods of time phase.
But no worries, I am happy to help.
Quick and easy toddler activities to help you make breakfast and blow-dry your hair. #momlife
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Does my 18-month-old know his colors?
Is it a good time to begin to mentioning the words, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple?
It is also a good time to have your child pull items up and try to manage hand-eye-coordination to place it back.
Important development skills that are also happening:
cause and effect
strengthening arm strength
- grasping the sticks is helping with future pencil grip
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These games are like building blocks to learning.
Thinking games such as this prepare your toddler for independent play down the road.
Each game acts as a building block to learning and concepts will begin to overlap.
Pick a Color now; Working with Legos later.
Every activity you play with your toddler now will help build momentum for when they are a preschooler.
This fine motor game is also perfect for multi-ages! My 3.5-year-old could not stay away.
Setting up this toddler activity was simple!
A quick dive into the recycle bin did the trick. I found some jumbo craft sticks and a razor and was well on my way!
Supplies: – Razor for us grown-ups only
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Along with a recycled box, we also used:
Keep your supplies out!
Chances are, your toddler will play with this again and again.
If they grow tired of the box, put the colored craft sticks in a jar. Now watch them fill and dump. – Another important developmental skill.
Now, go dumpster dive for some cardboard!