August 13, 2015

Stamping with paint

Colours can be played with in many ways and this is one of them.

Materials needed: Colour paint, stamps, cut vegetables (like lady's finger)

Simply, dip the cut veggie in paint and stamp over a paper. It creates a design that amuses the child. You can also use attractive stamps (e.g. cartoon characters etc.) and stamp with each of the colours as you keep calling out the name of the colour.

After a while, guide your toddler to do the same and enjoy her expressions as she is stamping all through the book.

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Gardening with toddler

This is a very simple activity for kids. Not only enjoyable but also teaches the importance of nature and appreciates the same. Purpose of watering the plants can be explained to the child which with time gets clearer and better to understand.

Also, from a child's perspective, it is not just about nature and watering plants but development of fine motor skills, holding a mug, pouring water, pouring water right in the pot, walking along with holding a mug full of water in hand, walking carefully on wet floor and many other mental skills that we cannot perceive actually.
There's lot more running in a child's brain than that we observe and understand.

This is one activity that my toddler loves to do everyday with no sign of boredom. She carries a tiny mug and waters all the plants in a row one after another saying 'this one next', 'this one next', and so on.

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