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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Colors
    Squish and Mix
    Squish and Mix Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Zip-close bags Tempera paint This is a great sensory activity that will help your child observe what happens when colors are mixe...
  • School and Learning
    Sight
    I Know Your Nose
    I Know Your Nose Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Close-up portraits of family members, including one of your toddler Scissors Index cards White craft glue Can your child identi...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    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...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Shapes
    Big Feet, Little Feet
    Big Feet, Little Feet Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes Materials: Construction paper Markers Scissors Crayons This activity will help your child learn about sizes and comparison. You may w...
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    Who Said That?
    Who Said That? Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Photos or magazine pictures of animals Index cards White craft glue Recording of animal sounds that match the pictures This fun g...
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    What Did You Say?
    What Did You Say? Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Enhance your child's listening skills and auditory discrimination with this silly activity. Review a picture book or magazine with your c...
  • School and Learning
    Human Immune System
    Are Warts a Sign of Ill Health?
    Find out whether warts indicate a problem in your child's immune system. ...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Fun Walk
    Fun Walk Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Children of all ages will want to try this activity. What other surfaces can you think of to include? Tape a strip of clear contact paper onto the...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    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...
  • School and Learning
    Smell
    Scent Safari
    Scent Safari Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Keep safety in mind while you do this activity with your child. If you use any cleaning, cosmetic, or toxic products, be sure to reinforce the...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Science Activities
    The Using Your Senses Game
    The Using Your Senses GameHere's an idea to help junior sleuths use their senses for investigation. 1. Collect a varitey of substances to smell in small jars or ziplock bags. Try cinnamon, pepper, soap, or crayons. 2. Put a number on each bag. 3...
  • School and Learning
    Body Parts
    Bodily Functions: Teaching Your Preschooler the Body Parts
    Bodily Functions: Teaching Your Preschooler the Body Parts Many preschoolers regularly see their parents completely or partially nude—either coming out of the shower, getting dressed, or using the toilet. Yet some parents feel uncomfortable a...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Feely Box
    Feely BoxMaterials Large cloth bag or pillowcase Assortment of toy animals and familiar objects Rubber band Directions Without your child watching, choose three or four toys or objects that belong to her (for example, a hairbrush, teddy bear, s...
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    Listen to the World
    Listen to the WorldDirections This activity can be done inside or outside. Sit beside your child or back-to-back, and close your eyes. Concentrate on listening to all the sounds around you. Listen to the world. Is the refrigerator humming, a plan...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Babies
    Texture Crawl
    Texture CrawlTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Safe articles with interesting textures, such as a rubber floor mat, carpet samples, silk scarves, chenille rug, bubble wrap, a piece of corduroy, velvet, satin, sticky side of a piece of contact paper,...
  • School and Learning
    Taste
    Taste and Tell
    Taste and TellMaterials Foods with a variety of tastes—sweet, salty, sour, bland, syrupy, sharp, bitter, rich, and tasteless Directions The purpose of this activity is to make your child more aware of the sense of taste. Gather a variety of food...
  • School and Learning
    Body Parts
    Anatomy for Kids
    Anatomy for KidsMaterials Butcher paper or plain newsprint paper Paints, felt pens, or crayons Directions Trace your child's body as she lies face-down or face-up on the paper. Tape the paper in place on the floor. Have your child proceed to dra...
  • Dancing Activity for Kids
    Body Parts
    Leggy Dance
    Leggy DanceDirectionsPlay some bright, rhythmical music. Stand facing your child and point out the different parts of the legs and feet. Now discover all the ways each part can move: bend the knees, wiggle the toes, circle the ankles, arch the fo...