Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Toddler Activity: I

I am writing a post probably after ages. I have been a little caught up. Anyway without further excuses I will just continue this post.

So, if you are following me on instagram you would already know that I have recently been posting a lot of toddler activities. I have been engaging adira in similar activities since she turned one. However, I have started sharing them so much only recently. 

A handful of my followers (and I only have a few followers) suggested me to write about these activities and hence this post.

I am going to share three activities today that I did with my two year old.

1. Shape Popsicles:                                          
Material needed: a cardboard box, sketch pen, coloured paper, cutter and glue.
#take a box ( I used the cap of a shoe box) and make a triangle, a square and a circle on it.                                                                            # Cut out these shapes and colour them ( I used already coloured sheets that adira had used earlier to save paper)
             # stick the shapes on the popsicle sticks.
             # make cuts on the shoe box against each shape to insert the popsicle stick.
             # let your child insert the sticks as per the shape. 

      2. Alphabet Recognition: 
Material Needed: 13 post it notes, 26 popsicle sticks, sketch pen, a cardboard box, cutter and glue.

# take a box and write alphabets A-Z on it. 
# take a post it note, fold it into half and then cut it from the centre to get two small cards. 
# write the letter on the front of the card, and draw something starting from that inside the card.
# do the same for all the letters. 
# stick these cards on the popsicle sticks.
# make a cut on top of each letter and let your child insert the letter stick against the match alphabet.
# also ask them what is drawn inside the card. 

Note: I used the same shoe box for the above two activities. For the first activity I used the cap and for the second activity I used the other part of the box.

3. Animal matching: 
          material needed: animal cut outs, post it notes, rubber/plastic/wooden toy animals.

# stick the animal cutouts with table on any table or wall.
# fill a bowl with water and put the plastic/rubber toys in it. The wooden toys can be kept in a basket.
# let the child match the toy animal with the cutouts.

You can repeat this activity with vegetables and fruits also.

I hope these activities help to keep your child busy. If the child doesn’t show interest do not give up. Keep trying! Also do not do all these activities at a single go. Introduce one new activity everyday. Besides that let your child indulge in colouring, pretend play or just freestyle play.
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