My past couple of months went very bad as my 15 months old toddler drove me insane. I was not able to figure out the reason behind his behavior as he still did not learn how to express himself appropriately so, he can’t tell me what is wrong with him. And off course being a mother it is my responsibility to find out the grounds and try to overcome the problems. So, I decided to spend some time with him and assist him in few baby learning activities. I was really astonish to see that his behavior frequently changed and he started behaving nicely and gave me pleased gesture. His frequently changed behavior gave me an idea to share that baby learning activities- 12 to 24 months with all those mummies out there who are suffering from such problems.
Here I am presenting those sensory activities that really helped me to engage my son and made him quite happy. Now he loves to engage in these activities everyday and spend a lot of time without my assistance.
Dance with Rhymes:
I found this activity very interesting; mummy and baby both can have fun together. Start singing very simple and his/her favourite rhyme (like Ring around the roses, twinkle twinkle, or clap your hands) and do the very simple actions matches the rhyme. Repeat steps as long as he/she seems interested. Forthwith you will see they will start to mimic your words and actions you are doing with rhymes.
You can also do it in a very simple manner, sit with your child and start clapping with rhyme “ clap your hands “ or his favourite one and encourage him to do the same. Sooner or later he will copy your actions and your words as well. Later you can just play a rhyme and he/she will start dancing himself. This fun learning activity promote baby’s development in various way like
It teaches verbal skills
Promote cognitive skills and improve memory
Facilitate language development
- Boost eye and hand coordination with singing words
Hide and Seek:
Hide and seek is one of the best activity toddlers love to play. It supports toddlers to search hidden objects. It might look very simple activity but it is very interesting and plays a vital role in promoting cognitive skills. It makes child giggle but at the same time it encourages him to use problem solving skills and starts imagine and thinking about the best place can be to hide the object. Even you can hide yourself behind the sofa, door, or whatever the easiest place your child can find, and make a sound and call her/his name to give him clue, from where the sound is coming to follow the direction of target. Repeat the same action with him let him hide and ask him loudly that I am coming to find you .
This simple activity can give your child very helpful benefits like
Refine Physical strength
Aid muscles development
Toddlers love stickers, the best part they love is to peel off the stickers, stick them anywhere they want except the plain paper you give .This is a very good learning activity. I am teaching my son colour , shapes, numbers, phonic sounds and animal names. Though, he cannot speak right now but he has memorized the names, when I ask him to stick specific colour, shape or animal name. He exactly sticks it on the paper and feels happy when I appreciate him on this effort.
This is a great motor skill activity, improve memorization, and stimulate thinking.
It is also helpful for mummies because it keep the toddlers busy for a short time without making mess.