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Easy, Mess-Free Activities for 2-Year-Olds (By a Teacher)

Easy, Mess-Free Activities for 2-Year-Olds (By a Teacher)

While some caregivers don’t mind messy, sensory play. Others prefer mess-free, low-prep activities. I see you all, so I’m sharing indoor and outdoor activities that include no-mess and low-mess activities for 2-year-olds. For the parents and educators wondering “how to do I entertain a two-year-old,” I am sharing dozens of sensory-rich, play-based learning activities. These activities will keep your…

The Best Outdoor Cognitive Activities for Toddlers

The Best Outdoor Cognitive Activities for Toddlers

Outdoor cognitive activities for toddlers are engaging, sensory-stimulating ways to build essential thinking skills. Here are dozens of outdoor cognitive activities based on the cognitive skills: Types of Outdoor Cognitive Activities: Outdoor play has a significant impact on cognitive development for early learners. Toddlers begin learning about the relationship between themselves and the natural world….

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…

18+ of the Best Sensory Learning Activities for 18-Month-Olds

18+ of the Best Sensory Learning Activities for 18-Month-Olds

Toddlers learn best by exploring and experimenting. Sensory activities stimulate the senses and help toddlers learn about the world. Look for ideas to capture your 18-month-old’s interest and spark curiosity. These sensory learning ideas are great for at home or in a toddler classroom! Indoor Sensory Learning Activities Felt Boards Create a felt board by…

Cognitive Activities: Ideas for Toddlers 1 to 3 Years Old

Cognitive Activities: Ideas for Toddlers 1 to 3 Years Old

As a developmental therapist working in early intervention, I’m excited to share my favorite cognitive activities for toddlers aged 1 to 3. These fun and developmentally appropriate activities can be enjoyed at home or in the classroom. Support toddlers’ cognitive development with interactive activities that enhance executive function and problem-solving. Cognitive Development Cognitive development is…

Best Imagination Games for Imaginative, Creative Toddlers

Best Imagination Games for Imaginative, Creative Toddlers

Building imagination skills leads to a lifetime of creativity. Explore these 8 types of imagination games for toddlers and find the activities that will give your child a creative outlet. Each type of imagination game includes several play-based imaginative activities to use in the classroom or at home. What are Imagination Games? Imagination games are…