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Activities For Toddlers And Love Discovering
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Activities for Toddlers And Love Discovering

The toddler years are among the most enjoyable for parents. Children are curious and inquisitive, their love of learning is matched only by their excitement and enthusiasm. Everyday is new and wondrous with a hundred new adventures. To a toddler, houses are expansive territories that demand exploration. True, it's imperative to keep a steady eye on a toddler no matter where they are, but this insatiable thirst for knowledge should be appreciated.

There are numerous learning games you can practice right now with baby to harness that capacity. Here are several:

Keyboard Discovery- Rather than toss the old computer keyboard, it can become a favorite toy when you are playing with your child. Before you play, ensure the keys are firmly attached and snip all wires and cords away from the discarded keyboard. Computer technology is becoming more and more common, let baby become familiar with what he or she will continue to require use of.

A computer keyboard can teach a variety of skills. Let baby point to a letter and name the letter for them. They can quickly grasp the alphabet and they won't even realize it. This also helps them with phonetic skills and communication skills. If they point at a character that isn't a letter or number, just shake your head and say, "punctuation." Numeric learning is best done with the 10-key pad, not the numeric figures above the letters.

Silly Word Play- You can obtain Styrofoam sheets at most crafts stores. You'll want to cut them into squares and rectangles which are small enough for baby to carry in one hand. A small rectangular tissue box is a great template. Once you have the shapes created, write simple words on them, one word per block. You can decorate them as you like. This isn't to teach any singular skill so much as to let baby become familiar with words overall. This will help them embrace vocabulary skills later on.

Let them create as they wish, with no rules or limits. When they have constructed the phrase they wish, read it off to them, or with them if they're old enough to mimic you. You can join in and create the most grammatically incorrect and funny string of words you can imagine. All the while, they'll never realize there's a constructive purpose to the playing.

Jam Slam- It's important to start early on artistic skills, as well. Painting and sculpture are wonderful methods of relaxation. They have therapeutic benefits, just as writing does, even if it's only for personal use. Baby is still too small for finger-paints, but they are free to be messy with food. Set baby in a high chair or on the kitchen floor, any place where they can be messy and clean-up will be easy.

On a piece of paper, squirt out some jams, any color or flavor you like. Let them use either their fingers or a toothbrush to decorate the paper with jam. Coffee is an excellent alternative, but must be used very sparingly. Otherwise, the paper will be ruined.

These are some of the activities for toddlers that can be very productive and fun at the same time.


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