During my baby girl’s first year I wrote a series of baby learning posts. Now that she is 19 months old I thought it might be fun to start posting about the activities I do with her now that she is a toddler.
Hopefully, I will be able to make this a weekly series with simple ideas that you can do with your toddler.
PSA: My little girl still puts things in her mouth so I will just put this out there. Always watch your toddler when doing any of the activities I post.
This first activity kept my daughter’s attention for about 15 minutes. It was just enough time for me to do a craft with my 4 1/2 year old.
I let her play with stickers. This is not a new idea, of course, but sometimes the simple things turn out to be so much fun.
The type of sticker doesn’t matter, but I would avoid the tiny ones with toddlers. Freebies in the mail, dollar store stickers, or whatever type you have lying around will work. Your toddler probably won’t care too much about what the stickers look like.
I first gave my little girl some crayons and let her make a “picture”. This was the first time she didn’t try to put them in her mouth. Yay!
Then, I modeled how to take the stickers off of the sheet and my little girl caught on quickly. However, it was hard for her to peel them off without help. So, I started putting them on the edge of her high chair tray and that worked much better.
I was amazed at how serious my girl was as she placed stickers strategically all over her paper. She patted them in place with great care.
This activity was not only a great way to keep my toddler entertained, but it was also good fine motor practice.
Do you have a toddler? Does he or she like stickers?