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.
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.
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.