Toddler color pick makes a fun fine motor activity.
This toddler color pick 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 mention 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 them back.
Important development skills that are also happening with this toddler color pick
- Hand-eye coordination
- Cause and effect
- Finger grasping
- Strengthening arm strength
- Grasping the sticks is helping with future pencil grip
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Activities such as this 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.
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Setting up toddler color pick is simple!
A quick dive into the recycle bin did the trick. I found some jumbo craft sticks and a box cutter (grown-ups only), and we were way on our way.
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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. Fine motor activities such as this are a great way to strengthen chubby little hands for larger tasks down the road.
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!