Here are some fun activities to help you be silly with your child.
0-6 months | Educational Domain: Approaches to Learning
This activity surprises and mystifies babies. It encourages them to explore the paper and experiment repeatedly to figure out how it works
6-12 months | Educational Domain: Approaches to Learning
Hide ‘n’ Seek activities help children understand that objects they can no longer see still exist (object permanence/cognitive skill). The activities also encourage the children’s sense of inquisitiveness and interest in pursuing the activity to find the object.
12-18 months | Education Domain: Physical wellbeing, health & motor development
This activity gives children practice with balance and walking. As they take on roles and pretend, they are engaging in dramatic play.
18-24 months | Educational Domain: Social & emotional development
Toddlers love to do what other people are doing. Adults can be good role models for young children on how to play independently.
Learning the Meaning of Action Words
24-30 months | Educational Domain: Thinking abilities and general knowledge
Prepare to teach some fun and silly action words with pictures or through imitation.
30-36 months | Educational Domain: Thinking abilities and general knowledge
Help your child make connections between words, visuals, and actions in a fun game that links these concepts.
36-42 months | Education Domain: Physical wellbeing, health & motor development
This is a simple activity for ball skills with a bit of math, too (counting). And it’s fun for the entire family.
42-48 months | Education Domain: Physical wellbeing, health & motor development
Children will love painting with silly tools in this art activity that fosters the development of their fine motor skills.
If You’re ___ and You Know It!
48-54 months | Educational Domain: Social & emotional development
Sing the popular song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” but add new verses to introduce new feeling words to the child.
54-60 months | Education Domain: Communication, language & literacy
This activity encourages imagination and lots of giggling! Plus, it helps children develop the link between spoken and written words.