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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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    Squishy Bags
    Squishy Bags Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Sensory materials, such as mud, pudding, or hair gel 2 zip-close freezer bags Super-strength glue Here is the answer if you want to...
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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
    Bubble Wrap Fun
    Bubble Wrap Fun Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes Materials: Bubble wrap Tempera paint Save the bubble wrap that comes with packages. You can also buy quantities of it fairly cheaply. Bubbl...
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    Storm Sounds
    Storm Sounds Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes Materials: Audio recording of thunder Metal cookie sheets Be sensitive to your child's fears. If she doesn't like loud noises, she may not lik...
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    Bathtub Finger Paints
    Bathtub Finger Paints Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 2 tablespoons liquid soap 1 tablespoon cornstarch Food coloring Most toddlers love to get messy. What better place for a m...
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    8 Fun (Mess-Free) Activities for Toddlers
    Toddlers seem to have boundless energy and a healthy curiosity that can, at times, create some pretty big messes around the house. You can stay one step ahead of the game by putting together a few fun activities for toddlers at home that will kee...
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    Soap Crayons
    Soap Crayons Makes 12 crayons Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 cup soap flakes or powder 3 tablespoons of water Washable tempera paint Ice cube trays or small Dixie cups (for molds) This activity combines an ...
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    Fizzy Bath Balls
    Fizzy Bath Balls Makes four to six balls Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons coconut or almond oil 1 tablespoon water Liven up your child's ba...
  • 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
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    15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas is next week! Are you still missing a few stocking stuffers? Maybe the kids need something to do while you're prepping the house for family? Check out these 15 holiday crafts to keep your kids entertained and creative! ...
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    Nursery Rhymes
    Round and Round the Garden
    Round and Round the GardenRhyme and Actions Round and round the garden(Run your index finger around baby's palm.)Went the Teddy Bear, One step, two steps,(Jump your finger up his arm.)Tickle under there. (Tickle him under his arm.)Round and roun...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Balloon Fun
    Balloon FunTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Package of balloons Directions This activity helps your child to explore force and motion. Inflate the balloons and tie them off with the string.Suspend them from the ceiling just low enough to be reached...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Jingle Toes
    Jingle ToesTime 15 to 30 minutes Materials Needle and threadElastic 4 to 6 jingle bells Directions Your toddler will love to move when motivated by the sound of a jingle bell. Sew 2 or 3 bells onto a strip of elastic that will fit comfortably ar...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Floor Art
    Floor ArtTime 15 to 20 minutes Materials Large piece of paper taped to the floorCrayons, or felt pensMasking tape Directions This activity allows your toddler to experience an entirely new dimension in scribbling by using the whole body, instead...
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    5 Awesome Mess-Free Crafts for Kids
    If you're tired of wiping paint off of your table or vacuuming glitter out of the rug, try out these mess-free crafts to keep your kiddos creative and occupied. Paper Plate Masks Photo source: Brassy Apple No paint necessary for your toddler...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Walk-a-Lot
    Walk-a-LotTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Knowledge of what the body can do begins with learning to move it in different ways, at different paces, and in ways that challenge emerging balance. Encourage your toddler to walk in diff...