24 - 36 months
Take turns passing a decorated heart shape among family members. While holding the heart, ask each person to name people that
he or she loves.
Valentine's for the Birds
Help your child use a cookie cutter to cut a heart shape from a slice of stale bread. Spread peanut butter on the heart and then
sprinkle on bird seed. Poke a pipe cleaner through the heart to make a hanger. Hang the valentine on a tree and watch through the
window as the birds come to enjoy their valentine treat.
Let your child help you sort your clothes for washing. After the wash is done, encourage your youngster to sort the socks, towels,
underwear, or shirts into different piles.
Cut the picture pages out of an old nature-scene calendar. Collect twelve stickers of the same character, such as a teddy bear, and
place one sticker on each page. Staple the pages together to make a book. Let your child tell you what the teddy bear is doing
on each page.
Sing "The ABC Song" often. Great times to practice are during bath time, play time, or bed time, while walking, or driving, etc.
Your child will sing along and learn the names of the letters.
These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for One's.