5. Puzzles. The great thing about puzzles is (as long as you don’t lost the pieces) they provide a lot of entertainment for the littles and allow them to learn at the same time. Right now, I have a lot of puzzles with shapes, colors, numbers and letters which is what we spend a lot of our time working on. Puzzles can be done with adult supervision and provide for great questioning opportunities. At the same time, they’re a great independent activity. I keep all of AG’s puzzles in a tupperware bin. I take out one or two for her to play with during our Mommy School time. She cleans them up when we’re finished. Sometimes she’ll ask for the bin at other times during the day (of course I let her take them out) but most of the time puzzles are just Mommy School activities (for now.)
Charissa McCarthy says
I think the difference between girls and boys is major! My son just turned 22 months and he LOVES books, but won't sit through any of the other activities you mentioned. I will keep for future use! Thank you…
Christina @ This Woman Cooks! says
I love all your ideas. I just introduced play dough and my mini loves it. Good idea on magnetic letters, I'll have to find some.
Stephanie Cox says
We use all of your favorites on a weekly basis. We "color" daily, usually when I need 10-15 minutes to prep dinner.