24 - 36 months
Pop the Bubbles
Blow bubbles toward your child's chest. Encourage your child to pop the bubbles by using a clapping motion.
Let your child try blowing some bubbles.
When going for a walk, take a paper bag and ask your child to collect one rock, one leaf, one twig, etc. Remind
your child to take only items on the ground and to not pick leaves or flowers from plants. After you have
finished your walk, you could make a Nature Collage.
Cut a large paper grocery bag a part at the seams and lay it flat on the floor or sidewalk. Let your child step
into a shallow pan of water in his or her bare feet and then walk across the paper bag, leaving footprints.
Watch the footprints as the water evaporates.
Learning to Take Turns
Invite one of your child's friends over. Play Follow the Leader with them. Show them a hat and call it the
"leader's hat". Let each child wear it when it is his or her turn to the leader. This will help the children
understand the meaning of taking turns.
Before going on a walk, pin or tie a piece of cloth or paper of a specific color on your child's sleeve. Let your
child look for that color during your walk.
What is It?
Tape-record sounds around the house and outdoors that your child can hear. Help your child identify the
These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for Two's.