5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink

5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink

5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink

5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink

5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink
5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink
5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers | PCF Sparklelink

5 ways to create active play with your infants and toddlers

18 May 2020

Let’s get moving this Monday! We’ve got 5 tips on how you can create active play with your infants and toddlers at home ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

(For Infants / Toddlers age:ย 7 months – 20 months)

Bumpy Lumpy Crawl and Walk

Learning Objectives: To practise gross motor skills such as climbing, crawling, walking and balancing.

  • Put some soft items such as pillows, cushions and a mat on the floor.
  • Cover the items with a blanket.
  • Squat on one end of the set-up and call out to your child. You can also use a toy to attract his/her attention.
  • Encourage your child to move across the bumpy lumpy surface.

 

Get Me

Learning Objectives: To practise the concept of object permanence, which is the ability to realise an object exists even when it is not visible

  • Hide behind an object and encourage your baby to come and get you.
  • Give a big hug when he/she finds you.

 

In and Out

Learning Objectives: To practise grasping small objects and moving them.

  • Give your child a small pail and a few of his/her toys.
  • Encourage him/her to put the toys in the pail and take them out.
  • Say the name of each toy as he/she puts them in and take them out.

 

Treasure Hunt

Learning Objectives: To encourage curiosity.

  • Hide some of your childโ€™s toys. Let your child watch as you hide the toys.
  • Encourage him/her to โ€œhuntโ€ for the toys.

 

My Cosy Den

Learning Objectives: To practice gross motor skills while enticing the child to move from one place to another.

  • Create a den with a blanket, clothes pegs, pillows, mat and cushion.
  • Drape the blanket over a few pieces of furniture. Soften it with a mat, pillows and cushions.
  • Crawl under it with your baby and enjoy the cosiness of your den.

 

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