June 5, 2012

Developmental Toys/Activities for 1-2 Year Olds



Developmental Activities/Toys for 1-2 Year Olds:
Unbreakable mirrors, stacking objects, blocks, soft plush toys, pretend toys like trucks, cars, dolls, phones, etc. board books, containers, old magazines/egg cartons, toys that make noises, balls, containers of any shape or size, lacing cards, coloring with markers and crayons, musical instruments (keyboards, drums, etc.), and sorting shapes/colors. Of course always play with your child, sing to them, and talk with them.

Developmental milestones:
- talking, saying a few words to two-word sentences
- walking and running, standing on tip-toes
-follows simple commands, instructions
-can find hidden objects under 2-3 covers
- can stack 4-6 blocks on top of each other
- plays pretend or make believe (kitchen play, vacuuming, talking on phone, mowing)

Resources: - Huggies "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5" http://www.amazon.com/Caring-Young-Child-Revised-Edition/dp/055338290X

1 comment:

  1. Playtime is one of the most vital parts of childhood development. The most beneficial play is initiated by your child. During free play is when most learning takes place in young children. Your child's natural curiosity leads him to explore possibilities and test each one.

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