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    Activities for Toddlers
    Magic Tube
    Magic TubeTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Long mailing tube with the plastic ends removedA few small plastic or metal cars Directions Not only does this game challenge concentration and motor coordination, but it also holds a surprise reward when...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Sand and Glue Art
    Sand and Glue ArtThis activity requires a little practice to get the idea, but the unique feeling makes it well worth the time. Time 20 to 30 minutes Materials PaperWhite glueSand Directions Write a message or draw a picture on paper using glue. ...
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    6 Hiking Tips for Families With Toddlers
    Hiking is a wonderful way to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. But what if you've got a toddler in tow? Don't fret! The following hiking tips for families with toddlers will help you make your journey enjoyable for adults and toddlers alike. ...
    Laura Richards
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Kitchen Helper
    Kitchen HelperTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Silverware Directions Real jobs are fun for toddlers, who like to help out and show how much they can do with their emerging physical control. An easy one is sorting 10 to 12 spoons and forks into the...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Bus Trip
    Bus TripTime Up to several hours Materials MapBus fare Directions For many children, a trip on a bus is a whole new way to experience their neighborhood and city. Use a local map to pick a destination, and check bus schedules and fares as you pl...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    In the Slot
    In the SlotTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Poker chipsEmpty coffee can with plastic lidScissors or knife Directions This activity challenges emerging fine motor skills and requires that your child sit still and work patiently. Cut a 2 by 1/4-inch...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Soap Crayons
    Soap CrayonsThese are fun to write with in the tub or to use when washing little hands. Materials 1 1/2 cup pure soap powder (Ivory Snow) Food coloring 1/2 cup water Small containers or ice cube tray Directions Mix water and soap powder together....
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • 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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  • Rainbow craft noodles
    Activities for Toddlers
    Rainbow Craft Noodles
    Rainbow Craft NoodlesTime 30 minutes Materials Paper towels1 pound of dry noodles shaped like tubes or wheelsRubbing alcoholFood coloringContainers Directions Pasta never had it so good! Noodles are great for a variety of crafts from necklaces to...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Jumping High
    Jumping HighTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Soft object to grabPiece of string or yarn Directions Suspend an object above your toddler from the string and encourage reaching. First attempts will usually be stretches on the tiptoes.Demonstrate how...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Adventure Walk
    Adventure WalkTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials None Directions Why walk on the same old route when you can head out on an adventure designed by your child? Let your child give directions for the route and follow along agreeably. Extensions Help ...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Indoor Sandbox
    Indoor SandboxYou can make an indoor sandbox by filling up a cardboard box or plastic baby bathtub with puffed wheat or rice cereal or uncooked rice. Here are also some alternatives that may be purchased fairly inexpensively in bulk. They provide...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Empty and Full
    Empty and FullTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Cotton ballsPlastic sandwich bags Directions Work together to fill the sandwich bags with cotton balls, one at a time. It is surprising how long this seemingly simple activity can take and how focuse...
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    Activities for Toddlers
    Homemade Stickers
    Homemade StickersTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials White paperRulerPencil1/2 teaspoon of sugarMarkers or crayonsPackage of unflavored gelatinSmall paintbrushWater Directions You can turn anything into a sticker using this easy recipe. Use the ruler...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Body Parts Activity
    Body Parts ActivityTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Nose tissues Directions There are so many body parts and so many new words to learn, but this activity makes it fun. As you call out body parts (ears, eyes, nose, knees, back, etc.), put the tiss...
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    Following Directions
    In and Out the Doors
    In and Out the Doors Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: Variable By playing this fun game, your child will be learning the directions in, out, and through. It is also a great way to build large motor skills. Once ...
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Melted-Rainbow Crayons
    Melted-Rainbow CrayonsCreate rainbow crayons by melting together crayons of different colors.Time 15 to 30 minutes Materials Muffin tinOld broken crayonsMuffin paper liners Directions Why settle for coloring with one color when you can have the e...