July has quickly come to an end, school supplies already line the store shelves, and kids are growing out of their clothes. While older kids are getting all the supplies together and picking out their outfits. The toddler is also ready to learn.
Each day a toddler’s curiosity grows. They search for the new and different. They want to have the same options as their older siblings. I have found some activities that will not only entertain your toddler, but will also teach them as they play. There are educational toddler activities for at home and on the go.
For more ideas for little ones, check out this list of fun indoor activities for toddlers!
Quiet time books also known as busy books are a favorite on the go activity. They are easy to make and a variety of ways to make them. Toddlers often use these to learn how to button, use a zipper and tie a shoelace.
Busy books are also wonderful for developing pre-reading skills. As little ones learn to hold and turn the pages of these books, they develop habits that can lead to early reading. You can even make your own busy book!
Sensory play help toddlers learn how things feel. Easy sensory play includes a container of household flour, leftover spaghetti or even a slimy bag to squish. On a hot day a water station is a favorite for toddlers.
Or you can try a DIY slime recipe to let kids mix ingredients, feel their texture, and manipulate them with their fingers. Try this cool cocoa slime for an easy activity!
Online games have become another option that allowed everyone in my home to have “computer time”. With close supervision and limited time I have no issue with online options. There are games that help toddlers to learn letters, colors, and shapes while allowing mom to help the other children with their assignments.
Be sure to keep the screen time minimal when kids are very young. And, if your kids get overstimulated, stop for a while.
Learning the alphabet as a toddler will help a child learn to read earlier. Toddlers will enjoy searching for the letter to match the letter on the paper.
You can use matching printables for kids or you can make a matching activity with some regular household items. Try this simple match an alphabet letter hunt you can put together in no time!
Building with blocks are a great way to improve hand and eye coordination. Children see this as playing yet they are improving a necessary skill needed for reading. They’re working on fine motor skills and early engineering concepts.
Educational Toddler Activities and Resources for Homeschoolers:
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- From Head to Toe Board Book
- The Learning Journey My First Puzzle Sets: 4-In-A-Box Farm
- Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag
Toddlers can often disrupt learning or homework time for other children. By having simple activities for them not only with they be entertained but the older children will be able to concentrate on their learning. Enjoy these tips. Happy learning!