- It’s important to have your toddler feel independent and confident about himself. Send your toddler on different errands or tasks around the house, asking them to find their shoes, bring you the ball, clean up the playroom or put their cup on the counter. Besides letting them practice their receptive language skills by following directions, this activity allows them to have some independence and learn new skills.
- Sensory play is so important for young children. Sand, playdough, slime, mud, or water play are great activities for your child. Messy play is good so your child can learn to dig, pour, scoop, and more. Play along with them as well as encouraging play, oral language and narrate what they are doing. This gives your toddler exposure to great sensory activities but also new words and concepts like full/empty, soft/hard, etc.
- Go outside! The outdoors provide a world of playing opportunities and learning experiences. Children learn from hands-on experiences and the outdoors can provide those experiences. Go on a nature walk and talk about what you see. Walk the dog or go for a bike ride. The possibilities are endless.