Activities, lesson plans, and curriculum for toddlers that is play-based and child-led. Loose parts, treasure baskets, heuristic baskets, and natural materials…
Toddlers and preschoolers need plenty of hands-on activities, and what better way to learn about plants than by getting up close and personal with them? These 40 plant activities are perfect for learning about the natural world. Children can engage in these sensory-rich STEM activities to explore plants using science, art, pretend play, and sensory play.
Older infants and toddlers are learning language so fast, and supporting their language development is crucial. In this list, I am sharing 50 play-based language and communication activities for toddlers. These are language activities that can be used at-home or in a toddler classroom. Educators can add these language activities to their lesson plans. Each activity is developmentally-appropriate for toddlers building language skills.
When you need quick ideas with a few on-hand materials, use one fo these tearing paper activities to keep your toddler entertained and learning. Tearing paper supports multiple developmental skills. On this list you'll find a variety of play-based, open-ended tearing paper activities, some quick and some that take a little bit of planning. Each activity requires just a few materials before your toddler can start tearing, ripping, playing, and learning with paper.
For toddlers, language development is natural and instinctual. The more words they hear, the more words they will add to their vocabulary. Parents and educators can support language learning more intentionally by adding a handful of language activities to toddler's daily life. These play-based language activities will help toddlers build language and communication skills. They will also help caregiver identify language delays in toddlers. Included are resources for screening language learning.
There are positive ways that toddlers can explore tearing and ripping paper. With these activities, turn tearing paper from destruction to fun and learning. These 25+ tearing activities can be used in toddler lesson plans or for activities at home. Check out these ideas and learn how tearing paper builds fundamental developmental skills in toddlers.
Play is one of the most important ways that toddlers learn. This article provides 50 fun ideas to help promote toddler language and communication skills. These activities are broken down into 25 language learning activities for older infants and younger toddlers, along with 25 language learning activities for older toddlers and threes. Included in this post is a resource for screening for potential language development delays.
In the last months before their first birthday through age 3, toddlers langague and communication skills are exploding. During this time, caregivers can help boost language learning with engaging, play-based activities. This list includes 50 developmentally-appropriate langauge activities for toddlers that build vocabulary and communication.
Turn shredding, ripping, and tearing paper into engaging learning activities for toddlers. Paper ripping builds fine motor skills, stimulates the senses, and can inspire creative play. In this blog post, I am sharing 25 learning activities for toddlers all about ripping paper. Tearing paper does not always have to be destructive.
Ice is the underrated nature loose parts material. Ice is a versatile material that can be used for fun sensory play. Ice can be process-art, loose parts, nature play, pretend play, and emergent science activities for toddlers. This guide includes 100 different activities for playing with ice. Find sensory ideas for your home or lesson plan here.
Toddler development is so important, and one way to support it is through sensory-rich activities like playing with ice. This guide has 100 fun ideas that will keep your toddler engaged and learning! I could have stoped at 50 ice cube activities, but I went for a 100 so you'd be entirely prepared for a summer filled with ice play activities for toddlers. In this guide, you will also find out to make colorful salt, shaped cubes, and extraordinarialy sensory-rich ice cubes.
Ice play could be your toddler's new favorite toy. This versatile material can be used to support development in key areas like fine motor skills, cognitive skills, and language development. In this blog post, we will share 100 different ways to play with ice! We will also provide instructions for making different types of ice, how to color ice, and tips for keeping your little one safe during this fun activity.
Toddler teachers and caregivers want to create the most engaging, developmentally-appropriate classroom lesson plans. Toddlers needs to spend plenty of time outdoors getting physical activity and building skills. These outdoor activities can become some of regular lesson planning go-tos for toddler play outside. These ideas are open-end, play-based and can be adjusted to each toddler's developmental level. Find your toddler classroom's new favorite outdoor activities here!
Looking for fun and engaging activities to keep your little one busy? Check out this roundup of developmentally appropriate activities that are either no mess or low mess. From sensory play to learning new skills, there's something for every toddler. Caregivers, parents, and teachers can use this list to find the perfect activity for at home, outdoors, or in the classroom.
2 year olds can be tough to keep entertained, but these activities will make it a breeze. These developmentally appropriate activities are perfect for when you need to get your toddler engaged in play. From sensory play to art ideas, this post has your toddler's next favorite activity. Best part, each activity is low mess or no mess to keep clean-up quick. Find activities for outdoor play or indoor fun. Enjoy!
Play dough is a great way to help toddlers nurture their creativity and imagination. It also supports fine motor and cognitive skills. In this blog post, we will share 12 play dough activity ideas that your toddler will adore! These activities are open-ended to keep your toddler engaged and exploring. I love these ideas and I hope you do too!