Interesting Activities For Your Toddler

By: Sarika Kabra

Toddlersare notorious tantrum throwers. Their high energy and new found independenceoften leads them to trouble. One of the best ways to handle their extra energyand urge for something new is to provide them with interesting age appropriateactivities. This article presents some engaging activities that can providelearning experiences to toddlers.

One of themost loved activities is playing with dough. You can get play dough from themarket or create your own. Give your child a rolling pin, plastic cutters anddough. You will be amazed at the type of shapes he creates using these and itwill really help improve his imagination and motor skills.

On a dayyour toddler wants to be on his feet, you can play the shadow game. You willalso be able to enjoy the outdoors in this game and your child will learn moreabout nature. In this game you can play goofy and act as if you are chasing hisshadow or that your shadow is chasing you. You can step on his shadow and askhim to find yours and step on it.

Anothergreat game for the active days is chasing. Toddlers simply love being run afterand so you can give a new twist to this game by turning into his favorite TVcharacter or animal. Jump from recliners and other furniture pieces toadd adventure. You can become a roaring lion while he becomes a rabbit or youcan be the big cat Tom while he is the tiny mouse Jerry. Try options likebirds, fish, hen and others. And of course, remember to hug and kiss him whenyou finally catch him!

You canmake story time more fun by using hand puppets. Take a pair of socks, draw eyesand mouth on them. Put one on your hand and the other on your kid's. Now makeany conversations using this sock puppet and watch your kid getting drawn intothe game completely. You can teach him social skills with this game and alsomake the old stories more amusing.

To teachyour little one color, you can make each day a color day. So if it is a redday, you and your child wears red outfits, eat red apples, jams and tomatoes,pick red flowers and cover bedroom set with red sheet. This willmake him remember the colors more effectively. To help him understand shapes,you can use cardboard boxes of different shapes and sizes and create a trainout of them. Empty cereal boxes, take-out covers and other such throw away canbe used to create the train. Make holes and use string to connect the end ofone box with the front of the other.

If yourtoddler loves cars, use bedroom furniture to start a journey.Make pillows the car seats and bed, the car. Give him a circular plate to turninto a steering wheel and take him to distant lands! You can show him animals,fishes, peopleHealth Fitness Articles, vehicles and anything else while on the journey.

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