How Creative Activities Can Boost A Toddlers Development
We all want what’s best for the development of our kids, so why not start their educational journey at a young age. A child’s first couple of years is a journey of exploring, discovering and understanding how the world works. The best learning opportunity is through development activities which they will encounter through playing.
What activities can parents use for their child’s development?
Although toddlers cannot read at a young age, labelling household items is one of the building blocks of reading and writing. For example, labelling your kid’s toy box will introduce your child to lettering and understanding that words have meaning.
Exposing and exploring nature:
We all know that toddlers can be very curious and what better way than to feed their curiosity by exposing and exploring them to nature. This way kids will point out different things that they come across for example, the trees, plants and the sound of animals. This way you can test their cognitive memory and stimulate their gross-motor skills development.
Kids love being messy and this form of activity allows them to be just who they are. Try and incorporate different creative artwork to their day such as, drawing, building blocks, painting and writing. Kids like to learn when they are able to participate in an activity.
Who doesn’t love talking? Kids will learn more words when they are spoken too. Not only are kids learning new words but they start understanding how communication works. Avoid speaking baby language to them as this will not enhance their vocabulary.
Brain boosting games:
Playing can be a vital part of a child’s development and growth. Parents can interact with their kids through playing brain booster games to stimulate their thinking. Learning and development is constant and parents need to enable learning with positive reinforcements.
Examples of brain developing games which parents can make use of:
- Building blocks
- Playing “I-spy” or “Simon says”
- Puzzles (10-15 piece)
- Memory games
- Identifying colours (using any objects in the house)
With all the above-mentioned activities, it is through playing that kids at a very young age start engaging and interacting with the world around them. Playing encourages toddlers to use their creativity whilst developing their physical, cognitive and emotional strength.