January Activities
12-24 months

Ball Roll

Sit on the floor with your child and show him or her how to roll a ball to you. Then roll the ball back to your child. As you roll the ball say " baaallllll' until the ball stops. Or you can do "ba, ba, ba, ball" as you roll the ball.

Snowy Vocabulary

Place some snow in a container and let your child feel it. While your child is handling the snow, talk about how it feels by using words like cold, brr, white, melt..

London Bridge

Kneel on the floor so you are at your child's eye level. Hold onto your child's hands and raise them up high as you sing the song "London Bridge". Then drop your child's arms and gently fall over together. Repeat until your child tires of the game.
    London Bridge
    London bridge is falling down,
    Falling down, falling down.
    London bridge is falling down,
    My fair lady.

    Take the key and lock her up,
    Lock her up, lock her up.
    Take the key and lock her up,
    My fair lady.

    Additional verses: Build her up with iron bars; Iron bars will bend and
    break; Build her up with silver and gold.

In and Out

Give your child a small plastic dishpan or other container and a few easy-to-hold toys. Show your child how to place all of the toys in the pan and then take them out again. As you do this, label each item you take out or put in. Children this age love the process of in and out.

Note:
These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for One's .

Monthly Activities