So, the activities that can be performed at home can be designed depending on their preferences, by the parents. These activities will not only be a source of fun for the kids, but will also help in the development of linguistic intelligence and motor skills.
Here are some activities that can be conducted at home and will surely contribute towards the overall development and growth of a child.
Here are some of the good learning activities from the educational point of view. This age is the best for the kids to grasp and learn things through audio-visual aids.
This activity helps introduce the child to the world of alphabets. Get the alphabet stencils of big size either from the educational store or from any local store. Then, scatter all the alphabet stencils on the floor of the room. The alphabets should be randomly placed so that the child learns to individually recognize them.
Cover the stencils with the help of clear contact papers and watch your child crawling to each letter. As they reach an alphabet, introduce these letters.
Mark an area in the driveway or on any other surface that is washable. Give your kid a bag full of alphabets and animal pictures. Draw some alphabets, numbers and animal pictures on the surface. Call out any one at a time and ask your child to walk to that picture and keep the identical image or the letter on that place.
This kind of activities give an opportunity to learn the alphabets and numbers without any burden of books. This will also help develop and increase their interest in learning these.
Rainy Day Activities
Here are some rainy day activities that provide ample opportunities for the kids towards learning and development while having fun.
- Chart paper
- Water colors or stamp pads
Kids love working with their moms, especially in the kitchen. Cooking keeps them engaged during rainy days. Give them a bowl, a spoon, pour little water into it and something to mix or ask them to prepare their own mixture, under your guidance. Ask them to stir it for long to make it delicious then taste it. It might not taste good but they'll have fun.
Now close the door and keep the child out of the room until you hide all the things and then ask the kid to search for them and keep checking the number of items that are remaining.
Hopefully these activities will be good enough to engage you child for some time as well as be a source of learning. But make sure that while conducting these activities at home, a grown-up or parents are around the kid to avoid any kind of accident or mishap and to take care of child safety.
Apart from these activities, you can also develop some activities, keeping in mind the behavior and interests of the kid.