try this : Preschool Learning Activities - Kindersay
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Can anyone provide suggestions or a good website to refer to with regards to ideas on what activities can I do with my 19+ months old toddler? Or how and what can I teach her through playing? Activities to train her motor skills etc?
I am running out of things to do with her at home during the weekends
try this : Preschool Learning Activities - Kindersay
i usually bring my boy out for walk in the park, have a slide at the playground, bring him over to frien's house nearby for the kids to play together, or just bring him to kiddy palace to explore.
twice a month, i bring him for activities such as gymboree play, fidgets, swimming, bird park.. tats all i can tink of now.. =)
I'm stay at home mum, so need to find something to do with son every day. Ha... I ran out of ideas when he was 10 months old.
Anyway, we started attending Shichida weekly class at 14 months old.
Then I follow the method, buy or make learning materials / games, and we have 1+ hour of learning through play every day.
For free play time, he likes:
- Cooking set, pretend food, wooden knife to cut food
- large building blocks
- lots of singing and dancing
- colouring and painting
- water play
I organize the toys & materials in Ikea storage system. He can pull out whichever box he's interested in.
If he prefers, I'd join and guide him. Or let him play alone if he likes.
Lots of story time too.
Weekends is more outdoors:
- play gym (pay per visit) or playground
- visit zoo / bird park / science centre / etc
- watch suitable performance / musical / play
- play date with other kids
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I used to bring my daughter out by myself but it's getting more and more tedious now since my tummy is growing bigger.
I wanted to buy some paints for her to try some paint brushing or hand printing but I couldn't find a set that is toxic free or safe enough for kids below 3 years old.
Any idea where can I get it?
you can get Crayola paint/crayon/markers for your girl. get those washable ones. =)
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This one? Look great!
Mine did mainly montessori type exercises n play:
2) Puzzles (knobbed mainly)
3) scooping/pouring exercises (started small with bigger scoops n bigger beans, water)
4) threading blocks
5) pretend play with toys/kitchen set
6) Toobs animal sets
I managed to get some finger paints fr "the better toy store" to use with the sponge stamp sets from Crayola.
What beans do you use? I think it's good to let dear daughter train her motor skills but I am not sure what is visible enough to pick up from the floor.
I started with beans like kidney, white beans, then red/green beans, rice. It's not so much for him to pick up actually, he used a spoon to scoop.
I used macaroni mainly for pickup exercises cos I can see where those dropped. For training of pincer grip, I relied mainly on the knobbed puzzles.
Pick up as in scoop up??
yes, he scooped the beans from 1 bowl to another using spoons and scoops. He started off sitting on the floor with the items placed on a cloth table placemat.
My boy was mouthing things for a long while, so I didn't dare use beans, too small.
I used dry pasta and even small balls of paper.
And any recycled box / container / small bowl plus spoon.
These are also good for training fine motor skills:
- clothes pegs
And also encourage kicking ball, jumping, dancing, rolling around, balancing, basically big movements.
The more agile the child, the less clumsy falls.
Oh ya, you can use those big round wooden beads too. I started him off with that, then subsequently, I used back the same with a shoelace to teach counting and pattern forming.
I hope other parents will take note of such T&C whenever you think of purchasing any package from Gymboree Tanglin.
Hi Mums of toddlers - If you're looking for a fun way to spend an hour with your toddler every week - I run toddler sessions in the East....It's called 'Rhythm-n-Rhymes'.
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My dear son love to play puzzle games, crafts, paint balls, finger paintings and coloring pages. These are the best activities were would love and enjoy by doing these activities. I engage my dear son in coloring pages were he learn new things about colors or any other things. I use download regularly from this site as this gives different images of cartoons or educational coloring pages. This time i have downloaded the cars coloring pages for my as every kids loves the cars.
Top 25 Free Printable Colorful Cars Coloring Pages Online
There are many ideas in Pinterest, try and check the site you will love it as much as I do. I make play dough for my kids and I only use the things that are found in my kitchen. There are many ideas there that you and your kids will enjoy.
It is necessary to play shape-sorting games. These games train the visual-spatial aspect of a child which is required for Math topics like fractions, volume, nets figure, symmetry and many other topics that require visualisation in one way or another. At the same time, games like these can also train the psycho-motor skills.
Fractions is a major topic in the primary school education and it is often one of the weakest topics of most children as they are not able to associate visually what the questions are talking about.
I have a P4 student who has problems using the teaching aids that I have for her. She is not able to sort fraction sets properly which in turn affected her concepts of fractions as well as her visualisation skills. That was when I felt that it is very necessary to be good at visual-spatial skill and this has to be trained as young as possible.
Also, once a child is about 2 to 3 years old, it should be about time to introduce counting. For a start, counting using Lego blocks look-a-like, the multi-link cubes, can help to create interest in counting. Gradually, introduce the number cards to let them see how numbers are written. Numbers are the basis of Math.
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My sister bought Leapfrog for her toddler when he's at home.