Two fun ideas: what to do with your toddler this month.
Your toddler is probably fascinated by stairs. You can take advantage of this and practice counting together! Help your child to understand what "opposite" means (up and down), and also encourage musical development with the following Singspiel!
Which skills are supported? Coordination, sense of hearing
What do you need? Stairs
Start at the bottom of the stairs. While you are at the lowest level, sing the deepest sound you get. Climb up a level together and sing a note that is a bit higher. Keep going until you reach the top. (If it is a very long staircase, you are probably also vocally in dizzying heights!). Turn up and go down together, step by step. You start now with a very high tone and get deeper, the further you go down the stairs. You can do your own staircase song, but your toddler is sure to be "la la la".
When baking cookies, your child learns how to cook a meal and is really proud of it because it has created something that the whole family can enjoy together!
Which skills are supported? Motor skills, first understanding of the preparation of meals
What do you need? 225 g of flour; 110 g soft butter or margarine; 110 g of grated cheese; 1 egg and 1 egg yolk; an apron or old clothes that may get dirty; cookie cutters; a baking tray.
First: Assume that the following affair will become a huge mess! So you need an apron or you attract yourself and your child something that can get dirty. Show your child how to measure flour, butter and cheese. Now the young baker may put the ingredients in a bowl. Help your child knead everything well. (Of course you can use a food processor - that makes it easier.) Wrap the dough in foil and put it in the fridge for half an hour. Finally, while preheating the oven to 180 degrees, sprinkle some flour on a work surface and help your child poke out the cookies. Now the cookies only have to sizzle for 15 minutes on the middle rail. Well, then: Bon appetit!
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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.