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Literacy Ideas for Babies: Easy Activities from My Infant Classroom 

Literacy Ideas for Babies: Easy Activities from My Infant Classroom 

It’s never too early to foster a love for reading and writing. As an infant/toddler developmental therapist, I understand how caregivers can use activities to support emergent literacy skills, like handling books, enjoying songs, and building language. These literacy activities for babies are the same ones I’ve used in homes and infant classrooms. They are…

Water Activities for Babies and Toddlers: Easy & Teacher-Tested
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Water Activities for Babies and Toddlers: Easy & Teacher-Tested

Updated December 23, 2023 Water activities are a wonderful way for babies and toddlers to explore and learn about their world. These sensory-rich experiences support development while fostering creativity and cognitive skills in the early years. Below are some of my favorite tested activities from my time as a toddler teacher. Water Activities #1 Sponge…

Greatest Play-Based Learning Activities for 8-Month-Olds

Greatest Play-Based Learning Activities for 8-Month-Olds

Parents and educators often wonder how to play with an 8-month-old baby. These are 18 of my favorite play-based ideas that I use in developmental therapy sessions. Discover interactive and sensory-rich learning experiences to promote babies’ cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development skills. Activities by Learning Domain Gross Motor: Lumpy Bumpy Obstacle Course Create…

Simple Sensory Activities for Babies (Newborn to 14 Months Old)

Simple Sensory Activities for Babies (Newborn to 14 Months Old)

For babies, almost everything is sensory play. That’s because, at this stage of play development, they constantly learn about their bodies and environment through the senses. Small changes to tummy time or an extra few minutes at a meal can turn into sensory play. You don’t need to spend too much time planning or setting up sensory…