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Family Fun Toddlers

Let’s Play: Explore your Neighbourhood (Free Printables)

Print a copy of this and fill in the missing letters with your child.
Take a walk around the neighbourhood and circle the objects and animals spotted along the way.
Describe the colours, features and sounds to your child. As an added activity, have your child
take photos of the objects that are spotted!
Theme: In the Neighbourhood

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Activity Experience

This exploration activity encourages parent-child bonding, parent-child communication and invokes your child’s natural innate curiosity. The activity also familiarises your child with the proper spelling of commonly seen objects and animals.

Start by assisting your child to fill in the blanks. Then, bring your child around your neighbourhood and point out the objects and animals that are listed in the printable. Describe the sounds that you hear on the trip e.g. beeping of traffic light countdown timer, sparrows chirping, cats meowing etc.

As an extra dose of fun for budding photographers, let your child to take photos of the objects and animal(s) spotted during the trip. This serves as a precious memory for your special time together too!

This activity promotes observational skills, sharpens vocabulary and literacy as they learn about the items in their external environment away from home. Enjoy teaching and bonding with your little ones!

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Family Fun Toddlers

Let’s Play: Scavenger Hunt at the Park (Free Printables)

Wander into the great outdoors and visit your nearest park to explore its sights and sounds.

Are you ready to hunt for these items below? Let your kids point out, touch or hold some of these items for a multi-sensorial learning adventure! Put a ✓ inside the circle when they are spotted!

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Activity Experience

Get closer to nature and discover both living creatures and non-living elements found in the park with your children. This scavenger hunt activity hopes to encourage families to spend time playing in the outdoors, while discovering more about the natural environment.

Introduce each picture and word to your child, and explain that he or she would have to look out for them in the park. The search encourages your child to observe and pay attention to his or her surroundings. As you “hunt” for each item, let your child explore the park through his eyes – pick up a stone, or, watch a trail of busy ants. This lets him absorb new information in a different setting, as he watches what others are doing, and the little details that he or she do not usually see. Start a conversation with your tot when you see him or her excited about his new discovery – a caterpillar, perhaps? Communication is always a great way to pick up new vocabulary, share stories and learn new connections. This hands-on learning and sensorial experience promotes the development of mental and visual connection between the brain and eyes. Have fun exercising both body and minds together!