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5 Fun Activities To Do With Your 18 – 24 Months Old

18 to 24 months-olds are a lot of fun to be with. They’re more alert than babies and charge with wide-eyed curiosity to learn more about the environment that they live in. Don’t waste time letting your television babysit and get up to some engaging activities instead.

 

Make sure that the toys do not contain electronic parts before freezing!

 

#1: Surprise Ice Cubes

Select a few small toys without electronic components and place them into an empty ice tray. Fill it up with water and a few drops of food colouring to darken the water before placing it into the freezer. Repeat with different toys and colours.

Let your toddler figure out how to melt the ice cubes and be surprised when they discover the hidden toy. It’s best to attempt this activity in the bathroom for easy cleanup. You can also teach them about colour combinations when the ice cubes melt and coloured water mixes.

Ice provides an endless discovery of exploration for inquisitive toddlers!

 

#2: Ice Painting
Painting on the ice, rather than on paper, can be a new experience for toddlers. Place some ice cubes on a large tray and let your toddler paint over the ice cubes. You can also try creating ice blocks by freezing water in a large container. Large ice blocks act as a canvas for your toddler to observe how the paint creates patterns on the ice.

Be careful to keep your curious toddler from licking the ice!

 

#3: Oobleck play

Oobleck is a Non-Newtonian fluid which has intriguing properties as it acts like a liquid when you dip your hands into it but feels solid when you punch or squeeze it. This is one of the simpler Science experiments you can introduce to your toddler as it only requires two ingredients – cornstarch and water.

To make oobleck, mix 1.5 or 2 parts of cornstarch into 1 part of the water in small quantities, stirring constantly. It should feel like slime. You can add in a few drops of food colouring to make coloured slime.

This is a messy sensorial activity, best done on a large mat or wading pool for easy cleanup.

 

#4: Lid scooping

Save those colourful caps from food pouches and put them into a bowl of water. If you don’t have those, small bottle caps are great too. Get a small net for your toddler to practice scooping. This activity reinforces their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

To make this activity more challenging, direct a fan onto the water to create movement.

Clean sponges provide a sensorial learning opportunity for your toddler.

 

#5: Squeezy Sponges

This is another simple activity which does not require much preparation. Fill up a basin with water and toss in the sponges. Your toddler will love squeezing water out of the sponges, soaking them and repeating the process.

To make this activity even more interesting, place enough water just for one sponge into a bowl so that the sponge will be able to absorb all the water, leaving the bowl empty. This can be a learning opportunity about absorbency for your toddler. You can also vary the activity by introducing other objects into the water such as cardboard or plastic to introduce the concept of absorption to them.

The above activities do not require a lot of preparation beforehand and are relatively easy to execute. Try them with your toddler someday and let us know your toddler’s reaction in the comments!

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与6-12个月龄宝宝进行的14项有趣活动

6至12个月龄的宝宝会更加机敏并渴望探索世界。随着宝宝的身心发育,好奇的宝宝渴望与您玩耍和互动。父母可以和宝宝一起参与以下有趣活动,这会锻炼宝宝的运动、社交和感官技能。

#1: 聆听音乐

专家们认为,音乐会影响大脑从而促进儿童的多方面成长。播放一些温柔的背景音乐也可以更好地促进睡眠。宝宝醒着的时候,可以播放童谣、古典音乐,甚至是一些爵士乐。说不定您的宝宝会喜欢上深情的音乐,并在几个月后开始哼唱甚至歌唱!

 

#2: 玩躲猫猫

哇,你看到妈妈啦!哇,你看不到妈妈啦!宝宝期待您从手帕后重新出现时会露出可爱的表情。当你们在玩躲猫猫的时候,孩子在学习“物体恒存性”。

 

把屋子里的安全且清洁的物品放在一起,让孩子在观察每个物品的同时也能有触觉体验!


#3: 摸索感官箱

可以在箱子中放多件各种各样的物品,让宝宝自己或与您一起摸索箱子里的物品。宝宝会触摸、拉动、扔掉物品,这是个混乱的学习过程。如何通过家居用品来给宝宝制作感官箱,我们给您提供了一些简短的指南,和孩子一起享受感官体验吧!

 

#4: 玩捉迷藏

6至12个月龄的宝宝正在学习坐起、爬行,也可能在学习走路。在屋子里玩捉迷藏会很有趣,因为小家伙会四处找您。叫出宝宝的名字,让宝宝试图找到您。

 

#5: 和宝宝共舞

打开音乐和宝宝一起扭动身体!随着音乐起舞有利于孩子锻炼肌肉力量,提高运动技能,还能练习宝宝的自我表达。爸爸妈妈还可以挤出时间当作健身,真是双赢啊!

 

#6: 拍手

如果感到快乐,你就拍拍手!当您唱起熟悉的歌曲时拍拍手,或握着宝宝的手教他拍手。不久后,您的小宝宝就会高兴地拍手和跳舞,同时还能提高运动技能!

 

#7: 堆高游戏

可以将木块、容器、书籍或杯子简单地堆积起来!向您的小宝宝展示如何堆建高塔,宝宝会惊奇且兴奋的模仿您。当宝宝明白因果关系时,他们的眼睛和手指会更加敏捷。您猜得不错,把高塔推倒也是一种乐趣!

当您给宝宝阅读每页书籍时,向宝宝展示语言、词汇、声调和图像。


#8: 读书给宝宝听

读书给宝宝听可以帮助宝宝增加对阅读、知识、读写和想象世界的兴趣。父母会影响宝宝对书籍的兴趣,您可以从纸板书、布板书、抽认卡甚至报纸和杂志开始尝试。这些可视教具让宝宝通过视觉来探索世界。您在说话和描述时,宝宝会倾听您的不同声音和语调。

 

#9: 互相交谈

沟通是一项基本技能,所以可以开始和宝宝说话。宝宝可能暂时听不懂,但不断听到您的话语,宝宝会感受到语言和情感。您也要记得停下来听宝宝说话,他们的咿咿呀呀就是和您沟通的方式,所以也可以听宝宝讲述他的一天!

 

#10: 发出有趣的声音

有趣的声音一定会让小宝宝咯咯大笑。给宝宝换尿布时,吹宝宝的肚子,夸张的声音或者妈妈的一个喷嚏都可能让宝宝大笑!

 

#11: 弹起双腿

当您坐着伸直双腿时,将宝宝放在双腿上,弯曲膝盖把宝宝抬起来,可以看到宝宝开心的模样!或者假装坐在公交车上,把宝宝放在您伸直的双腿上,一边弹起宝宝就像“穿过城镇”一样,一边给宝宝唱《哔哔巴士》。享受弹腿的欢乐吧!

身体接触是表达喜欢,所以给宝宝充分的身体接触吧。

#12: 给宝宝按摩

身体接触有助于增进两人的关系,父母和孩子之间亦是如此。当您和宝宝互相凝视时,轻轻地抚摸宝宝并给宝宝按摩。您也可以在宝宝沐浴后用身体乳液来给宝宝按摩,并与宝宝分享您正在做的事情。

 

#13: 浏览图片

您现在肯定有无数张宝宝的图片了,与宝宝一起分享这些图片是再好不过的了。可以与宝宝分享家人照片,杂志、报纸等的图片,也可以就分享的图片和宝宝说话。试着问宝宝一些问题,比如“奶奶在哪里啊?”或者“爸爸在做什么啊?”。谈论不同的主题来和宝宝沟通。

 

#14: 和宝宝躺下休息,享受宁静

最后一项活动是鼓励父母和宝宝享受片刻的宁静。宝宝不需要一直活动和不断刺激。只是和宝宝躺下休息,什么也不做,完全放松,也能让你们感受到彼此的存在。宁静的时刻总是短暂而珍贵的,因此我们共同助力全球宝宝,每个回忆都是为人父母过程中的重要部分!

612个月龄的宝宝最喜欢的活动是什么?也与我们分享吧!