Two fun ideas: what to do with your toddler this month.
The lonely island
Promote the imagination of your child with the following game. Do it as if the living room is a big sea and only furniture and pillows are small islands in the far Pacific.
Which skills are supported? Balance, spatial understanding, imagination
What do you need? pillow
Spread some pillows on the living room floor. Now show your toddler how it can bounce and jump from one "island" to the next, so it can safely pass from one side of the room to the other without getting your feet wet. "Admire ocean liners, whales and mermaids along the way! Oh yes, watch out for sharks!
Nothing captivates your little one more than a game in which it can give free rein to its creativity. Even small hands can thread chains of cannelloni, rigatoni or small cut straws. A game that is great for rainy days. Your toddler wins the feeling of having really made something. Because the result of the threading work can be admired for a long time afterwards! In addition, you encourage your child to concentrate longer on an activity.
Which skills are supported?Motor skills, threading, sorting, concentration
What do you need? Solid thread, cannelloni (or other tube noodles) / plastic straws, children's paint, two or three empty plastic containers, spoons, kitchen paper, newspaper, scissors
Put some newspaper on the kitchen table and spread paper towels over it. Put some of the colors you have chosen into plastic containers and stir the noodles in the color until they are colorful. Then take out the noodles with a spoon and lay them on the kitchen paper to dry. (Cut straws into smaller and more manageable pieces.) Wait for the noodles (or straws) to dry and trim a piece of thread - it should be long enough for a necklace for an adult, and in addition Neck can be knotted together. Hold the thread on one side so that the noodles can not slip, and have your little one thread the pieces of jewelry just made. (Tip: Wrap an end with Tesafilm so that the thread does not fray, and threading will be easier for your little one!) Finally, knot the thread ends together - and the beautiful and colorful necklace is complete!
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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.