Being curious, full of life and extremely antsy are all traits of a toddler, most parents will agree. The thing that us parents like to do when trying to get our own accomplishments complete for the day is to occupy our children any way we can. The issue with this kind of activity is that too much television and activity that has no direction can really hurt our children in the long run. After all, television and down time that isn’t filled with learning experiences can actually aid in ADD and other mental hardships as children grow older. When it comes to putting activities for toddlers together it’s important to understand that they don’t have to be elaborate in order to be effective.
You can easily put together an afternoon worth of activities that will help boost your child’s learning abilities and teach them to have fun learning at the same time. Using flash cards, having story time and generating interest in spelling simple words are all great methods to teach toddlers and you can really make these activities fun! One example is to read your child a story but have them draw pictures of the story as they see it in their head while you’re reading it which teaches imagination, reading and spelling skills in one. There’s nothing like seeing your toddler have fun while learning so many things at the same time.
Something that is important is to make sure you don’t put too much pressure on your children when offering new activities to do. Moving along slowly is the best way for children to feel comfortable when learning new skills that they will take with them in life. It is recommended that you limit your activities for toddlers to no more than 3 new activities per week. This can help to make sure your toddlers get the hang of the new activities and have fun doing it without feeling pressure to learn.
Keeping in mind that if the activities are not too hard, long or boring, then your children can really flourish and learn a lot more than many young children in the world do at their age. This really helps to prepare your child for school and to even exceed expectations during kindergarten. As long as fun and focus are the main aspects of your activities then your toddler can benefit more than you might even imagine.