Posted by: katlea611 | August 8, 2014

Toddler Activities for our Enzo

For our toddler, Enzo, I like to keep his activities simple.  No complications.  I just want him to enjoy the moment and have fun playing. I suppose that’s how we would all like to learn, right?  My youngest is rambunctious and easily bored.  So I like to keep his activities to 10 minutes tops. Unless he asks to extend the activity, then we do something else after. This way, he’s always interested, is enthusiastic and will be happy at the end of the activity.

We’ve started some easy lessons for him namely:

1. counting 1-20 (from Baby’s First Impressions),

2. the alphabet, of course (books and videos), capital and small letters

3. phonics (iPhone app),

4. music (he likes watching music videos – Royals from Walk Off The Earth is an example, and songs from tv shows like Blue’s Clues, Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi)

5. art (lately he likes to paint and I just give him some fingerpaints I bought at Daiso and a paintbrush for each color and leave him to his art),

6. scissor activities (We got him a book from SM that had kindergarten activities/lessons in it and it had cutting exercises and he loved it. We got him a small pair of safety scissors and he enjoys cutting scratch paper from time to time).

7. opposites (Baby’s First Impression) and I’m always amazed how much information he retains for a 3-year-old!

8. fruits and vegetables (trips to the supermarket which we enjoy a lot because even the Kuyas get to review all those green vegetables; Baby’s First Impression)

9. math (Team Umizoomi – this show is great for kids!)

10. science (nature walks, museums, puzzles, toys)

We still do a lot more but I think you get the idea.  For my toddler, we keep it simple yet fun.  If you need other activities for your toddler, I have an activity list in my site and you can check it out. 

Here’s Enzo doing a stamping activity with PlayDoh:

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