Learning games for your toddler
4. Build a paper tape balance course
Encouraging your toddler to try to follow and balance on a paper tape path that you’ve laid out on the floor is a great concentration-building task.
It also helps your toddler work on improving their physical skills like balancing and body coordination.
5. Get creative and make things with your hands
Whether you’re encouraging finger painting or playing with toddler-safe dough, it all encourages your child to express their creativity.
It’s a fun way to practise those fine motor skills by encouraging them to use their hands in different ways.
6. Do an outdoor nature scavenger hunt
Put together a list of things you might find outdoors (e.g. a red leaf, a puddle, an acorn or even a spider). Take the list with you on your next walk and encourage your toddler to cross items off the list when they’re spotted!
This is great for encouraging emotional growth by teaching patience, perseverance and even focus. It’s also great to help practise the name of the things you find on your adventure.