LEARNING AT HOME FOR 1-2 YEAR OLDS PT. 13

Toddler Activities | July 17, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Open & Close Containers Supplies: A Variety of Containers and Lids Directions: Gather different variety size containers with lids, some easy open and some harder to open and let your child open and close the containers. Skills Learned:Develops fine motor skills.  These skills can help your child increase muscle strength and coordination… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 12

Toddler Activities | July 10, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Poms and Whisk Supplies: Pom Poms (various colors) and Whisk Directions: Show your child how to put the pom poms in the whisk and shake it all around. Have your child repeat what you’ve done and away they go! Skills Learned: Beginnings to show interest and some control in manipulating art materials…. Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 11

Toddler Activities | July 3, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Pipe Cleaner Loops Supplies: Pipe Cleaners, Fruit Loops or Cereal and Your Imagination! Directions: Have your child string the desired amount of fruit loops on the pipe cleaner. Take this time to discuss colors, patterns and what you are making! Bend the pipe cleaner into fun shapes! Skills Learned: Explore creating texture… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 10

Toddler Activities | June 29, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Homemade Finger Paint Supplies: 3 Tablespoons of Sugar, 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt, 1/2 Cup of Corn Starch, 2 Cups Water, Food Coloring, Paper, Paint Brushes (optional) Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Warm until the mixture thickens. Cool and pour  in separate small containers, add food coloring and… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 9

Toddler Activities | June 22, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Pasta Play Supplies: Pasta Strainer and Uncooked Spaghetti Noodles Directions: With some guidance allow your child to try and stick the pasta noodles in the strainer holes to come out the other side. Skills Learned: Develops fine motor skills by using movement and concentration. Hand-eye coordination and control. Develops independence and confidence…. Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 8

Toddler Activities | June 15, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Spring Flower Tray Supplies: Colander, Different Color Silk Flowers, Floral Foam In Half Circle (optional) and A Tray (optional) Directions: Cut flower stems apart, flip colander over. Place stem in hole and encourage them to do the same. If using floral foam, place under colander and have them “pinch” stems as they… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 7

Toddler Activities | June 8, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Playdough Spaghetti Threading Supplies: Playdough, Spaghetti and Cheerios or Any Round Cereal Directions: Place the Playdough on the table. Add a piece of spaghetti into the Playdough and have your child thread the cereal onto the spaghetti. Encourage your child to count the cereal as they add it or remove it. Skills… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Part 6

Toddler Activities | June 1, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Bug Rescue Supplies: White Yarn, Spider Rings, Plastic Basket With Holes on the Sides and Clothespins or Kid Friendly Fine Motor Tweezers Directions: String the yarn back and forth through the holes on the basket. Going in different directions to make it look like a spider web has formed. Add the spider… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Part 5

Toddler Activities | May 26, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Clip Grip Supplies: Clothespins, Colorful Pom Poms and a Bowl Directions: Set the pom poms and bowl in front of your child. Give them a clothespin and have them pick up the pom poms with the clothespin and transfer them into the bowl. Take it one step further and have your child… Read More

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Part 4

Toddler Activities | May 18, 2020

Fine Motor Activity: Nailed It! Supplies: A Piece of Styrofoam, Golf Tees and a Plastic Hammer Directions: Set up your child with a piece of Styrofoam, a hand full of golf tees and the plastic hammer at a table. Have your child hammer each of the golf tees into the Styrofoam. Take this time to… Read More

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