We got a package in a large box, and our immediate desire was to convert it into a house for our 16 month old. We cut out windows and a crawl level door, but she got interested only after we cut out full height door for her to walk in. Since then she spends a lot of time interacting with this house, and I’m sharing some ideas how we are playing.
This is the obvious play idea since there are windows on each side. I crawl around the house and tickle her from each opening. She giggles and loves this playtime. We turn the house upside down for this one so roof is open and i can reach her from the top as well.
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It’s interesting how some toys that you absolutely love, your toddler doesn’t seem to be so interested in. I’m sharing here toys that our 16 month old really loves, but, of course, each child is different.
This board has been a hit for us. Scarlett loves to open little doors and discover an animal there. We learn animal names and animal sounds like that, and it’s also a great memory game. I was really surprised that she remembers where each animal lives.
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1. Flowers sensory play.
Who would think that just giving a bunch of flowers to a toddler, would keep them busy for over half an hour? Scarlett was really excited, as you would expect from a girl 🙂 She took them all apart, shook them, took petals off some of them. It’s a great sensory activity that trains motor skills and develops general awareness of the world.
Continue reading “10 Montessori-inspired activities for toddlers. Montessori-inspired activities for one year olds.”