Bringing a newborn home from the hospital can be one of the most beautiful experiences for parents. Before you know it, those tiny feet will begin to take their first steps, those hands will learn to make gestures, and your baby will soon be saying their first words. Here are some fun, interactive learning activities to help improve your toddler’s development.
1. Foil Painting
This activity doesn’t require any fancy supplies but can be enjoyed with basic household materials as well. All you need is some:
Begin by cutting a small piece of foil; this should be an inch smaller than construction paper. You can tape this foil to the table so that it offers more support during painting. Next, take small bowls and washable paints with dish detergent. Teach your toddler to dip the paintbrushes in the colors and spread this across the foil. Learning to hold a paintbrush will help in developing their fine motor skills. Another interesting benefit of this activity is that mixing different colors will also grasp their learning of colors around this. This activity is perfect for day-ins with your child.
Make sure to use aprons to avoid any color mess-up.
2. Hidden Train Bath Bombs
Double the fun of bath time with these super exciting hidden train bath bomb activities. For this you’ll need:
Begin by mixing the baking soda and citric acid together. Next, add a few drops of oil, and stir well. Spray with the colored water. Once the mixture begins to clump together, place it into a muffin tray. Put one spoon of the mixture in the trap and then place a mini train. Then cover it up with the remaining mixture. Let these sit for a while and then let the fun begin. You can include these bath bombs in their tube during bath time or simply place them in a large bowl and let them enjoy the fizzing.
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