This is the season to bring out the pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, witches & monsters! We can let our children engage in some Halloween fun, while introducing some learning goals with these Halloween activities!
How many ways can you play with animal figurines? In this post, we share with you 8 activities that we've tried with our girls, and which they love! It's a great way to introduce animal names to them. Activities were done when they were 16M+ and 20M+
Colour bins are such an easy and fun way to introduce colours to your toddler !
We have put together 4 simple sensory bins to introduce the primary colours of Green, Yellow, Blue and Red to your little one!
Sensory play is any activity that engages and elevates your child’s senses (e.g. Touch, Sight, Hearing, Taste, Movement). Such play activities facilitate and encourage young children to use cognitive processes & creativity while they explore, investigate and create.
Maths! That dreaded subject that children moan when they have to do it, or does it have to be that way? Learning can be made fun for your toddler through play-based activities!
I started my girl on number games & activities when she was 20 months old, but that was only after I felt she was ready for it. She could count to 10 verbally, so the next step was to get her recognizing numbers! This is a first early math skill that toddlers can grasp more easily, before they move on to counting & one-to-one correspondence activities.
Here are 5 fun activities to help your toddler recognise numbers!
Motor skills are an important and significant part of a child’s development and they should be encouraged in the early years of childhood. Motor skills can be categorized into gross and fine.
I want to teach my toddler numbers, but where do I even start? Mastering maths is such a BIG skill from when they start school, I’d better start getting all the foundations laid down!
Well parents, cool down and don’t stress your little one out just yet. Teaching toddlers about numbers involves patience. For sure, they’re not going to be able to master it overnight! As parents, we need to first of all adjust our expectations, let our children take the lead, and break learning down into progressive stages to introduce numbers to our kids. Not to forget, it’s more important to make learning fun to ignite that curiosity to learn which would definitely go a longer mile in your child’s numeracy development.
Read on to find out more!
Poms Poms! Fluffy, light and colourful, there are so many ways to use them for playing and learning (think counting, colour sorting, craft work etc). Poms Poms are also a great way for your little ones to work on fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
In this post, we are sharing our 3 favourite quick & easy Pom Pom activities to practice fine motor skills for toddlers.
Besides the indoor play-based activities that we do with out toddlers (you can view these from our other Play & Learn activities), we also believe in enhancing their learning through experiential activities, most of it outdoors! Children learn best when they have fun, are able to engage their 5 senses, observe and naturally make connections about the world around them. Here are just some of the simple day to day activities that you can expose your child to!
Craftwork is a great way to get your toddler / pre-schooler’s little fingers some fine motor activity, and is also a fun way to engage with your little one. Why not start a mini craft project in your home? Identify a space that you can display your child’s crafts, and start a monthly craft theme!
Here are 4 activity ideas to start a Garden Themed Craft Wall in your home.
Our toddlers love painting activities and so do we! Give your toddler paints, some tools and paper, and it’s guaranteed to be a sensorial activity that can keep them occupied for some time! It’s also a great way to introduce colours to them, and have them put their fine motor skills to practice.
We recommend using washable paints which makes clean up really easy and you don’t have to worry about dirtying the walls, floors or furniture.
These painting activity ideas were done when both Celyn & Claire were below 2 years old, but it’s also great for older kids!
In today’s era of smart technology and electronic toys, we tend to ‘outsource’ playing and engaging with our children to these immobile devices. However, we under-estimate the importance of play to a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being.
Play can involve child-directed open-ended play, arts & craft, adult-directed play activities with teaching goals and outdoor play experiences!
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should start playing & learning with you child today.
We are 2 FTWM embarking on a play & learn journey with our little ones. Thanks for dropping by!