February 18, 2021

5 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Using learning activities at home will help your toddler to develop a number of key skills for their future. Parents should try to foster a love of learning as early as possible, by incorporating reading, writing and maths into fun activities at home …

Here are five learning activity ideas for toddlers provided by a Montessori Nursery School in London

5 learning activities for toddlers

  1. Water play

A fun learning activity for younger children is water play. Experiment with different materials and see which ones sink and which ones float, or what happens to certain materials then they come into contact with water. You could even look at what happens when you freeze and heat water.

  1. Outdoor play

Learning doesn’t have to be done indoors. One of the best ways to learn is by getting outdoors and encouraging your child to use all of their senses. Allow your child to explore and observe nature and the weather. It’s much easier to get creative and messy outdoors too!

  1. Experiment

Children are naturally curious and love to ask questions and learn how things work. Help to stimulate this curiosity by setting up safe experiments at home. You can create fun experiments in minutes with simple household items. For example, making bubbles or using magnets.

  1. Cooking

Does your child enjoy cooking? Cooking is a great opportunity to develop your child’s reading, maths, science and creative skills. As your child bakes cakes with you, you can read the recipe together, weigh and measure ingredients, watch the cakes rise in in the oven and decorate them.

  1. Build & Create

Building blocks and modelling clay are ideal for learning through play. They help to develop hand and eye coordination and allow your child to be creative. As your child grows up, you can introduce them to similar construction toys, such as Lego and K’nex. These toys also encourage children to problem-solve, which is a great skill to practice.

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