And here is our Thursday box of activities. This is a continuation post for daily rotation of activities and toys for 12-18 month olds.
Quiet book page. Egypt.
This felt book page has a few things to do. I made a pocket in the shape of Egyptian pyramid and put a zipper on the bottom of it. The cat mummy lives inside the pyramid. The cat is made of felt and wrapped in white ribbon. I also stitched little magnets to the pyramid base and to the yellow building blocks of the pyramid so the pyramid can be assembled. For now, Scarlett only tries to open the zipper and get the cat out. After she grow a little older, we will practice building a pyramid and wrapping a cat.
Scarlett was trying to do stringing since she was about 14 months old. She needed my help most of the time, but she really enjoyed interacting with animals figures.
Craft Sticks Drop
This is a super easy-to-set-up activity. These colorful craft sticks are so bright, that we couldn’t not play with them. At this age, Scarlett mostly likes to drop things into something – it can be a paper towel roll or a bottle.
I got this set for Scarlett when she was about 15 months old. While she can’t cut fruits yet, she likes to take them apart with her hands, and to put them back together.
Scarlett has been playing with nesting dolls since she was about 10 months old. I think it’s one of the best toys that we have. She was always fascinated by the fact that there is a doll inside another doll. We have a 10-piece nesting doll, and we removed the smallest ones for safety. Nesting dolls are great for teaching concepts of big and small, for matching tops to bottoms, for learning object permanence, for fine motor skills. It’s also widely used in Montessori schools for teaching Montessori principles – finding the smallest top and bottom first, and then comparing them to other pieces. Toddlers can learn to fully assemble matryoshka dolls when they are around 2 years old.
Scarlett has obsession with cats so this book is a must-have for us. Scarlett loves to touch soft ears and look at kitties on every page.
Hand puppets and finger puppets are sooo entertaining for toddlers. Scarlett loves when I put these hand puppets on and when I talk in silly voices. It’s the cutest thing when she tries to do the same. We got these ones as a gift, and I haven’t seen them anywhere else, but this set from Melissa & Doug looks really nice, and we’ll probably get it once she is tired of these two.
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