Two fun ideas: what to do with your toddler this month.
Mom or Dad's little helper
Even the most boring chores find your little one very fascinating. Your child is watching you attentively and will probably be eager to help you! Promote your child's desire to be part of the household and take advantage of the "help"!
Which skills are supported? Imagination, the feeling of having a place in the world
What do you need? Duster or duster, a small and light broom
Choose a location where you can wipe your little dust without breaking much. An empty breakfast table is ideal, the shelf with the good porcelain dishes rather not. Give your child a duster and show how to wipe the table.(Do not use spray, polish, or other chemicals!) Once the table is clean, your child can continue with a chair, door, or toy. And if dusting is no fun, the broom may be a welcome change. Your little one will probably tackle the kitchen corridor while you have time for other chores.
Your toddler can now remember things that were there before, but then disappeared. Try this with a simple guessing game!
Which skills are developed? Concept understanding
What do you need? Small objects, such as a plastic animal that you can hide in your closed hand
Hide a small object in your hand. Then keep your hands hidden behind your back (you may also swap the item from one hand to the other). Bring both hands forward again and let your little one guess which fist the object is in. You can increase the tension by slowly opening the hand selected by your child. If the hand is empty, open the other fist as well. You can, once your little one has the trick out, now and then apply a little trick and make the object disappear behind your back, so that both hands are empty. That will cause a big surprise the first few times! After that your little one sees through the trick but probably quickly and seeks the object where it lies: namely behind your back! Swap the rollers. But do not expect that the small children's hands can completely hide the object. Just play with and be surprised if you find the toy and disappointed if you have chosen the wrong hand.
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>> Games for the coming month
And here you will find more about the development of your 20 month old child.
Remember: every child develops at its own pace. If the games this week seem too early for your toddler, do not worry! Just try again later.