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
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