Activities For Toddlers
Activities for toddlers can be a nice way to spend a fun and interesting time with your child. From birth to about age 3, kids learn to speak and walk. That is to say, they need to acquire motor skills
and develop language skills.
Toddlers also learn to recognize colors, match objects, sort and count. The activities they participate in also influences their social-emotional development.
In this section, we offer you advice and ideas on activities that can contribute to the positive development of your child.
Read To Your Toddler
Introducing books at an early age is the best way to raise a child who enjoys reading and does well in school. Studies have shown that reading encourages language development and that the earlier children are exposed to reading, the better they perform in school.
Gross motor development is important because it helps strenghten your child's muscles and because without gross motor skills, your child cannot acquire fine motor skills necessary to participate in more sophisticated activities.
If you are looking for more ideas on activites for toddlers, we also recommend that you get the following books: the Toddler's Busy Book
, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities
and the Complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Twos
The Toddler's Busy Book
is packed with toddler learning activities (for children ages 1.5 to 3 years) that can keep toddlers creatively stimulated. It is a must have for anyone raising or teaching toddlers. The book contains activities that can simulate a child's natural curiosity such as math, language, motor-skills activities. The Toddler's Busy Book is full of insight and helpful advice and ideas on how to kids occupied without spending a fortune on toys.
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities
contains over 300 toddler learning activities. The activities were selected by a nationwide contest as the best of the best and were written by teachers and caregivers. The toddler learning activities span a variety of developmental areas and are separated by area of interest including motor skills, language, cognitive, sensory and social-emotional. This book really gives excellent activity ideas and is designed for both parents and teachers.
The Complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Twos
is another book that we recommend especially to parents. It is a good extra book that contains activities for toddlers ages 1.5 to 3 and that is organized into daily plans. The activities and games for toddlers support cognitive development, language enrichment, physical development and social-emotional development.
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