• School and Learning
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    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...
  • 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,...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Sticky Feet
    Sticky FeetMaterials Clear contact paper Tape Directions Cut a piece of clear contact paper at least 2 feet long. Remove the backing and tape the contact paper, sticky side up, to the floor or carpeting. Toddlers will have fun running, jumping, d...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Texture Touch
    Texture TouchMaterials Materials of varying textures: sandpaper, old carpeting, fabric, cotton balls, fun fur, and so on Metal lids from frozen-juice cans Glue Magnets Directions Cut the various materials you have gathered into a round shape that...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    Whose Ear Is This?
    Whose Ear Is This? Materials Blindfold Directions For this activity you will need at least three people. Take turns blindfolding each other and trying to guess who each person is just by touching one feature: nose, finger, ear, hair, and so on. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book