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12 fun activities to do with your 12 to 18 month old

At this age, toddlers are big on sensory play and love experimenting with various textures. Are you stuck at home with no idea of what to do with your bored toddler? Here’s a list of simple activities you can do with your child which will help to develop his thinking skills.

#1 Telescope

Make a pretend telescope from the inner cardboard tube of a kitchen paper towel roll! Children love peeking through the tube. Jig your child’s imagination by asking him what he sees – is it a plane, stars in the sky or a bird?

#2 Walk on bubbles

Bubble wrap, that is. Lay bubble wrap along a corridor and let your toddler step on it to pique his curiosity and be intrigued by the popping sounds made. Other than walking, encourage your toddler to jump, lie down or crawl on the bubble wrap. This helps them to fully experience a different textured surface. Oh, and those little fingers would delight in popping the bubble wrap too! Hello, independent play!

Small, colourful ball pit balls are perfect for little hands to roll and throw. Prepare for endless fun ahead! 

#3 Ball Play

Get a lightweight ball and pass it to-and- fro with your tot. Make the game more interesting by getting him to roll or bounce the ball. This activity strengthens their hand-eye coordination and engages them in physical activity.

#4 Water doodle books

Water doodle books contain images that magically appear when in contact with water. The books usually come with a water pen. Watch the fascination on your child’s face as he sees the white images come to life when he scribbles on it!

If you’re worried about dirty beaches, there are indoor playgrounds with large sand pits for your toddler to play safely in!

#5 Build sandcastles

If it is your toddler’s first time to the beach, he may be cautious and afraid of having soft sand under his feet. Once he is relaxed, let him shovel sand into a bucket and build a sandcastle together!

#6 Stack paper cups

Have some unused paper cups lying around the house? Your toddler can try stacking and unstacking the cups or build a pyramid with the cups. Lots of concentration and focus is needed for this activity. His hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity and visual processing skills will be strengthened through the stacking and unstacking of cups. Best of all, it won’t hurt if it topples!

#7 Play with scarves

Scarf play facilitates your child’s physical and emotional development. Teach your child the various actions that can be done with scarves – crumpling, swishing, floating. When your child swishes the scarf around, it’s not just play. Your child is also learning about patterns and directions whilst developing their sensory skills. Turn on the music, and who knows! You might discover a little dancer in the making too.

#8 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

At this stage, toddlers are learning about their bodies. This classic children’s song is a great way to teach body parts and develop coordination as they move to touch their head, shoulders, knees and toes. Try changing the tempo of the song slower or faster to maintain interest.

#9 Wooden Puzzles

Even the simplest puzzles aid your child in building problem solving skills which are essential for their future school and adult life. Start off with wooden puzzles which have hollows in the shape of the puzzle pieces. Move on to easy, two-piece puzzles with easily recognizable objects or animals when your child is ready to attempt more complex pieces.

Smile, and watch your toddler smile back! 

#10 Mirroring

Sit facing your toddler and do something for her to mimic, like waving your hands or clapping. Wait for your toddler to recognise the action and mimic it. Babies and toddlers are social creatures and enjoy uninterrupted face time with their caregivers.

#11 Ice Fishing

Place ice cubes in a clear tub with a few plastic figurines (preferably sea animals) and get your toddler to fish the figurines out with a mesh sieve. Allow him to use his hands to touch the ice and observe how ice melts and turns into water. That’s a simple Science experiment for your little one too!

#12 Doodle Box

Get a clean cardboard box large enough for your baby to sit inside, hand over a child-friendly crayon and let your baby unleash his inner Picasso! This activity aids in developing your child’s fine motor skills when he grasps and controls the crayon. It also confines any mess to the insides of the box. Let us raise world-ready children, one purposeful activity at a time.

What are some of your favourite activities for your 12- 18-month- old toddler? Do share them too!

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与一岁至一岁半宝宝进行的12项有趣活动

一岁至一岁半的幼儿喜欢感官游戏,爱做各种尝试。您是否待在家里不知道如何与出生的幼儿打发无聊的时间?以下列出一些您可以与孩子一起做的简单活动,有助于培养孩子的思维能力。

#1 望远镜

可以把厨房纸巾卷中的硬纸管装作望远镜!孩子们喜欢用纸管偷看。询问孩子看到的东西可以激发孩子的想象力,看到的是飞机、天上的星星还是鸟啊?

#2 踩泡泡

沿着走廊铺设气泡纸,让孩子踩在上面可以激发孩子的好奇心,他们还会好奇气泡纸发出的砰砰声。除了踩在气泡纸上,还可以鼓励孩子在气泡纸上跳起、躺下或爬行。这有助于孩子充分感受不同质地的表面。孩子的小手指也非常喜欢捏气泡纸哦!孩子们可以自己玩啦!

孩子们也非常喜欢小巧可爱、五彩缤纷的海洋球哦!他们的小手可以轻松翻滚并抛出。准备享受无尽乐趣吧! https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of- ball-pit- balls-681118 /

#3 玩球

找个较轻的球和您的孩子来回抛接。让孩子滚动或反弹球会让游戏更加有趣。这项活动会增强他们的手眼协调能力,积极参与体育活动。

#4 水画本

水画本中的图案在接触水后会神奇地出现。这些书通常都配有水笔。当孩子看到他在上面涂鸦,白色图像变成彩色时,留意孩子脸上的惊喜表情!

如果您觉得海滩太脏的话,可以选择室内游乐场的大型沙坑,您的孩子可以安全地玩耍!

#5 雕刻沙堡

如果您的孩子第一次到海滩的话,他可能会小心翼翼,害怕脚底下柔软的沙子。一旦孩子放松后,可以让孩子把沙子铲进桶里,和孩子一起雕刻沙堡!

#6 堆叠纸杯

家里有未使用的纸杯吗?您的孩子可以尝试堆叠和拆开纸杯或用纸杯搭建金字塔。这项活动非常需要注意力和专注力,还能增强孩子的手眼协调性、双手协调性和视觉处理能力!最重要的是,如果纸杯倒下的话,孩子不会受到伤害!

#7 玩围巾

玩围巾有益于孩子的身心发展。教您的孩子用围巾做的各种动作,如揉成一团、甩动、漂浮。当孩子在甩动围巾时,孩子不仅在玩耍,还能培养感官技能,学习各种模式和方向。打开音乐,也许您会大吃一惊呢!说不定您会发现一位小舞者。

#8 头、肩膀、膝盖和脚趾

这个阶段的孩子正在探索自己的身体。跟着经典的儿童歌曲一起舞动,可以教导孩子不同的身体部位,还能锻炼孩子触摸头部、肩膀、膝盖和脚趾的动作协调性。以不同的快慢速度来调整歌曲让孩子保持兴趣。

#9 木制拼图

即使是最简单的谜题也会有利于培养孩子解决问题的能力,这对他们未来的学习和成人生活至关重要。从有凹陷的拼图块形状的木制拼图开始尝试。当您的孩子准备尝试更复杂的拼图时,使用带易于识别的物体或动物的简单两件式拼图。

和您的孩子一同欢笑吧! https://pixabay.com/en/baby-face- happy-korean- girl-320653 /

#10 模仿

坐在孩子面前,做些动作让她来模仿,比如挥手或鼓掌。等孩子认出动作并进行模仿。婴幼儿都具有社交性,喜欢与照顾他们的人不断的面对面交流。

#11 冰钓

将冰块放在有一些塑料小雕像(最好是海洋动物)的干净浴缸中,然后让孩子用网筛将小雕像捞出。让他用双手触摸冰块,观察冰块是如何融化并变成水的。这对孩子而言也是个简单的科学实验!

#12 涂鸦盒

让孩子坐在一个足够大的干净纸板箱内,给宝宝专用的蜡笔,让宝宝自由发挥他的艺术天份吧!当宝宝在抓握蜡笔时,会锻炼宝宝的精细运动技能。因为宝宝坐在纸箱内,避免把家里画的一团糟。让我们用一次有意义的活动来助力全球宝宝吧!

12-18个月龄的宝宝最喜欢的活动有哪些?也与我们分享吧!

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