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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