Cleaning Can Come Later, DIY Time With Toddler Rocks!
I was very occupied lately with packing, moving and with in laws visiting us, that my little one’s activity time took a back seat. I just kept her occupied with free play and puzzles.
Then I just sat back and thought that I’m not justifying the time I am spending with her. With all the house chores and taking my in laws around the city, I could hardly plan activities for her.
So this week, I rearranged my priorities and set them right. My new routine has exercise and Diya’s activity time higher on the list.
I have decided to let go of the kitchen and cleaning hurricane. Letting them wait till I finish an activity for Diya everyday, come what may.
She already knows the basic shapes (ie circle, square, triangle, star) I am expanding a little further to include other shapes and colors as well.
In this activity I tried to introduce “brown” in colors and “hexagon” “pentagon” “oval” “rectangle” and “diamond” in shapes.
Surprisingly, she did a great job. Though she is still trying to register brown she did great with shapes
This was a Diy activity I made and it took just half an hour to set things up.
All you need is 2 pieces of same-sized cardboards. Cut the desired shapes on one and mount that cardboard on another and you are set. I just gave extra bling with the gift wrap paper there.
On another card stock paper, cut the same shapes and give it a desired color and pick the same colour grains for the child to fill.
This activity covers:
- Sensory play
Which helps in achieving:
- Hand eye coordination.
- How to fill within a boundary
- Introduce colors and shapes
Do give this a try and let me know how long it occupied your child.
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