We all want the best for our children’s development, so why not start them on their educational path at a young age? The first couple of years of a child’s life are spent exploring, discovering, and comprehending how the world works. The best way for them to learn is through development activities, which they will come across while playing.
What activities can parents do to help their children grow?
Despite the fact that toddlers are unable to read at this age, labeling household items is one of the fundamentals of reading and writing. Labeling your child’s toy box, for example, will introduce your child to lettering and the concept of meaning.
Exposing and exploring nature:
We all know how curious toddlers can be, and what better way to pique their interest than to expose and explore them in nature. As a result, children will point out various things they come across, such as trees, plants, and animal sounds. This way, you can assess their cognitive memory while also encouraging the development of their gross motor skills.
Kids enjoy getting their hands dirty even at school, and this type of activity allows them to be themselves. Drawing, building blocks, painting, and writing are all examples of creative artwork that can be incorporated into their day. When children are able to participate in an activity, they are more likely to learn.
Who doesn’t enjoy conversing? When words are spoken to children, they will learn more of them. Not only do children learn new words, but they also begin to comprehend how communication works. Avoid using baby language with them because it will not help them expand their vocabulary.
Brain boosting games:
Playing is an important part of a child’s growth and development. Parents can interact with their children by playing brain-stimulating games with them. Learning and development are ongoing processes, and parents must facilitate learning by providing positive reinforcements.
Parents can play the following games to help their children develop their brains:
- Building blocks
- Playing “I-spy” or “Simon says”
- Puzzles (10-15 piece)
- Memory games
- Identifying colours (using any objects in the house)
With all of the aforementioned activities, it is through play that children begin to engage and interact with the world around them at a very young age. Toddlers can express their creativity while developing their physical, cognitive, and emotional strength by playing.