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Activities for Toddlers

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Parents of toddlers have it hard as they try to come up with activities to keep their tots occupied. It is almost an impossible task, owing to the toddlers’ tendencies to put anything they get their hands on in their mouth. If not that, they have very little sense of direction and all parents will nod in agreement to the fact that toddlers have little to no attention span for activities. However, even with those setbacks in mind, it is still possible to come up with fun activities for your toddler and successfully execute them. If you are not sure where to start, here are some examples of fun playgroup Singapore :

1. Tour around town

One of the go-to activities is to strap your toddler to a stroller and go for a stroll around town. And as you go about the various sections of your town, be sure to point out the key buildings including the supermarket, the gas station, the fire station and other places that may interest the toddler. Also, as you pass these places, don’t forget to throw in some details about the places including the people that work in those places, why people visit those places and the things that people find in those places. This will help engage the sensory organs of the toddler, including sight, and also help their memory.

2. Singing vocabulary words

Singing is a great way to teach as well as to help the tots remember things that they encounter. As such, a great activity would be to come up with some funny tunes that incorporate rhyming words or simply counting, say, from one to ten. If you are out of ideas for songs, you can always opt for the classic songs such as the alphabet song. Also, encourage singing at all times such as when in the car, during bath time or when playing at home.

3. Painting

One of the most effective ways to capture the attention of a toddler is to engage them in art. Tots just love painting, be it their version of their mom and dad or the things they see around them. A safe way to have them painting is to use yogurt while painting. This way, if they put their fingers in their mouth, which they probably will, they’ll still be out of harm’s way.

4. Playing with flour

You could also pour some flour on the table and leave your toddler to explore the flour by drawing up shapes and just feeling the flour on their fingers.

5. Balloon badminton

One can also blow a balloon and fire up a game of balloon badminton with their toddler. This will keep them giggling as they try their best to keep the balloon off the floor.

With these activities and more, it is possible to keep your toddler on their toes as they engage in learning.

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Home Activities For Toddlers

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Most parents have little clue on how they can engage their kids. Most of them would rather give their toddlers a gadget to play with rather than engage them. While this may solve the problem in the short run, it makes it much harder to engage the kids later on. Most kids end up becoming tech addicts long before they can have the judgment to limit their media use.

I. Create Items From Cardboards. There are lots of things that you can make from cardboard materials. These can range from a ramp for cars, an airplane, a house, a train or even dolls. This is a particularly hands-on model, especially if you are a very creative and great sculptor or designer. These kinds of activities are excellent at building your kids sense of independence, creativity, and accomplishment. You can also tape some newspaper cuttings and artwork onto the walls with dangling tape.

II. Shaving Cream. You can squirt some of the paste onto a flat surface and let the kids have fun with it. You can also add some food colouring to the paste to add personality and a great sensory appeal to the paste. You might want them to dress up in an old shirt since it’s a very fun but very messy activity for kids. The children have to be monitored so that they don’t end up swallowing the paste while playing with it.

III. Indoor Bowling. Who said you need a bowling ball and the actual pins to have fun? You can use a regular ball and set up toilet rolls or bottles as the pins. This can be one of the most entertaining games you can play with your kids. You can even keep score of their games and play a set number of games. Indoor bowling test accuracy, concentration, and competitive spirit can create a lifelong passion for bowling.

IV. Create a Necklace, toddler style! You can make a string alongside your toddler to create a necklace. Big beads would be great since they are harder to swallow. Items such as large pasta or straws would also be ideal for such an activity. This is one of the simple activities for toddlers that can build a finer motor activity for your kids. It’s also a very engaging activity that would take all your toddler’s attention for the entire time.

V. Ball Throwing. You can create a ball out of old newspapers or old linen wrapped up in a polythene bag. You can use it to create a throwing competition or to play alongside your dog, if you have one. You can play fetch or targeting. This is great motor practice, as well as an exciting game to play. These can help you bond with your kids.

Greetings! I am a dancer and theater artist based in Singapore. Stage performances are interesting, exhilarating and multi-dimensional. I love to share what I have learnt over the past few years to the children and adults around me. I hope you enjoy the snippets of stories that I share on this channel.