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    Writing Activities
    All-About-Me Book
    All-About-Me Book Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 45 minutes Materials: Light-colored construction or bond paper Markers Magazines Scissors White craft glue Your child can create a lasting memory. H...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Hiding Family
    Hiding Family Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 5 minutes This traditional finger play is a great way to help your toddler learn about family titles while he develops fine motor control. Show your chi...
  • Activities for Toddlers
    12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items
    Looking for some easy imagination playtime activities for your busybody toddler or preschooler? Just check your cabinets, toy box, or recycling bin for some new "toys" and supplies for playtime. All of these activities use basic household items t...
    Erin Dower
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Cloud Watching
    Cloud Watching Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes This classic activity is still one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. What a great way to spend some quiet and quality time with your y...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Blown Pictures
    Blown Pictures Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: Tempera paint Plastic spoons Light-colored construction or bond paper Plastic straws This is a fun way for your child to learn ab...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Cloud Pictures
    Cloud Pictures Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Nonmenthol shaving cream White craft glue Thick paintbrushes Your child will learn a bit about clouds and explore a unique textur...
  • Indoor activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Top 5 Indoor Activities for Toddlers
    Fall is here, and the weather is getting dodgier by the day. Before you know it, cool nights will give way to cooler days, then rain and snow. No longer will you be able to throw open the back door and let your little one run free, or take a jaun...
    Laurie Mega
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Toe Wrestling
    Toe Wrestling Activity for two players Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This lively game will help your child develop motor skills and balance. It is recommended that one of the players be an older child or adult who can ...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Rain Painting
    Rain Painting Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Food coloring Paper plate This is a great way for your child to observe how water reacts with other materials. Your child will als...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Punchinello
    Punchinello Activity for a group of children Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Try this "Monkey see, monkey do" activity the next time you have a bunch of young, restless children to entertain. Have children form a circle....
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    Sensory Bottles
    Sensory Bottles Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 1 or more 20-ounce soda bottles Water Liquid dish detergent, or Cooking oil and food coloring, or Light corn syrup or clear sham...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Flying
    Flying Activity for the individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This activity is best when your child has lots of room to move. Chant the following rhyme, and teach your toddler the movements to go along with th...
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    Introducing Your Child to the Computer: Online Games and Learning
    Introducing Your Child to the Computer: Online Games and LearningIn this networked age, computer literacy is essential. Parents can start to teach computer skills to their toddlers and preschoolers by supervising them in short sessions. Internet ...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Buzzing Bee
    Buzzing Bee Activity for the individual child Age group: 18-30 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This activity is meant to help children with separation issues. You can dream up many potential variations. For example, you can be the moon a...
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    Drawing and Painting
    Homemade Paint Recipes
    Homemade Paint RecipesFlour-Based Poster Paint Materials 1/4 cup flour 1 cup water Small jars or plastic containers 3 tablespoons powdered tempera paint per container 2 tablespoons water per container 1/2 teaspoon liquid starch or liquid deterge...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Baby Names
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Sticky Balls
    Sticky Balls Activity for a group of children Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes This silly activity encourages cooperation and helps develop motor skills. Have the children all bounce around in a defined area. When two chi...