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P: Stacking the blocks on the number L: Counting the blocks as the child stacks the blocks on each number A: Learning how to count C: Stacking blocks E: Clapping his hands when he finishes stacking a number of blocks S: Asking the caregiver for help if the child needs it (14) Activities for toddlers: Appropriate for ages: 1-3 Skills developed: fine motor and problem solving What you’ll need: Blocks, Straws, and pom poms Build your child a maze out of blocks and let the child help if he or she wishes to do so. Then give your child a straw to blow the pom pom around the maze until the child makes it out P: Blowing the pom pom around the maze L: Asking the caregiver for help if they get stuck in the maze A: Learning how to solve “puzzles” C: Recognizing how much breath it takes out of you to blow a pom pom ball around a maze E: Happiness is shown when the child makes it out of the maze S: Asking the caregiver for help when they get stuck in the maze (15)Activities for toddlers: Appropriate for ages: 1-3 Skills developed: large motor What you’ll need: Tennis balls, Blocks Build a tower of blocks then knock them down with the tennis ball(s). Block bowling. P: Knocking the blocks down with the tennis ball. L: humming while bowling A: Understanding that because the tennis ball hit the blocks the tower fell C: Stacking the tower of blocks E: Happiness is expressed when the child knocks the blocks down
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S: The caregiver playing along as well (1)Activities for infants: Appropriate for ages: 6-12 months Skills developed: fine motor, object permanence What you’ll need: tape, string, and a toy that the child loves Tie a string to your child’s favorite toy and then with the other end of the string, tape it to the child’s highchair. The child is going to enjoy throwing the toy off the high chair then pulling the toy by the string up onto the high chair again. P: Throwing the toy off the high chair L: cooing when the toy is thrown off the high chair A: Learning object permanence, learning that the toy still exists though the child may not see it. C: Seeing the toy appear back on the high chair after it was thrown down E: Exploring the color of the toy S: Gently touching the toy (2)Activities for infants: Appropriate for: 9 to 18 months Skills developed: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination What you'll need: A piece of contact paper, tape, and a few small toys Take a piece of sticky contact paper, the kind you use for lining drawers and shelves, and place it, sticky side up, on your kitchen floor. Then tape it down securely along all four edges. (You can put some wrapping paper down first for extra floor protection.) Gather some small toys and arrange them on the paper, pushing down on them to make sure they're firmly stuck. Then show your baby the toys and encourage her to pick them up – or try to. You'll both get a good laugh as your baby figures out how to get them unstuck.
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