CAR TRACKS

Boys are obsessed with everything that rolls- and was I craving to see my son pick up some wheels and play. .

TADA…I came out with this simplest Car track hack

Print some track sheets & glued them together on a white sheet, forming curves, roundabouts & lines.

Trust me Mommies & Daddies – doing this DIY, is reliving your childhood too – stretching your creative box a tad bit more to make it real fun. *MAKE IT FUN* :

1. You can add :Redlights, Bridges ,Tunnels, Signs is Road Safety , etc.

2. You can also change habitats, add trees  & water bodies  , zoo or animals , or monuments..

3. You can make it a scavenger hunt for them.

4. You can also relate it to a theme for adding to their knowledge.

Ex Construction:

This is a great learning exercise for kids, as it develops hand-eye coordination & dexterity in both their hands to pick up, & track the paths ( motion- path tracking), plus REAL/ROLE, OPEN-ENDED IMAGINATIVE PLAY.

OBJECT PERMANENCE BOX

WHAT YOU NEED:

1.CARDBOARD BOX WITH LID

2.CUTTER

3.SHARPIES

4.COINS & PLUSH COINS

5.SENSORY BALLS

6.ICE CREAM STICKS

7.PAPER PINS 

LEVEL  1 – OPEN LID/TRAY

The child drops an object into the hole in the box, the object rolls out of the box into the tray or open space, giving the child experiences that the object did not disappear. They exist, even when they are not in their near vision. 

LEVEL  2 – CLOSED LID/TRAY

The child now drops the object into the hole in the box, with the lid closed. He/ She now knows ( after level 1), that the object hasn’t disappeared. The child now keeps the image of the object in mind, for a longer period of time, while searching for it, which he/she eventually finds in the box/ drawer. 

1,Introduce 1st with Colored Balls, so that the child can mimic the PALMER GRASP. 

2 Level up with different objects such as coins, pins, sticks, etc. for PINCER GRASP. 

3.Add Rainbow sticks for COLOUR SORTING.

SHAPE & COLOR SORTING

PART 1 .

WHAT YOU NEED

1. Sharpies

2. Paper Sheets

3 Masking Tape 

4Some Solid Objects 

Prepare diff set of flash cards 

1- Outlined Shapes

2- Colors 

3- Names of Shape 

ACTIVITY 1

Tape the shapes on a table, and ask your toddler to remove the tapes and sort the shapes by placing set 1 flash cards appropriately against each shape.

ACTIVITY 2

Ask them to sort it now using set 2 flash cards based on colour 

ACTIVITY 3

Using set 3 flash cards, ask them to identify each shape by its correct name and thereby placing the card next to it. 

ACTIVITY 4

Mix it all up, and ask them to sort all the shapes simultaneously with help of all the 3 sets of flashcards.

POM POM PINCER GRIP

What you need :

Pom Pom balls 

Geo board + Rubber Bands

Child Friendly Tongs 

ACTIVITY 1 ( Below 2)

Ask your child to put rubber bands forming small squares all over the board, in a manner, each overlaps the other ( see video ) 

ACTIVITY  2 ( Age 1.5 -2 )

1. Ask your child to put Pom -Pom balls in each square using .

2. Ask your child to use a to put Pom- Pom balls, from a bowl into the rubber band squares.

ACTIVITY 3 ( 2+)

1. Make some color sorting sheets, and ask your child to follow the same color pattern.

ACTIVITY 4 

Some tic tac toe fun for all. 

Let us know, in comments below, was this fun ?

Geoboards – ABCs to ACT for our little ones.

What are Geoboards?

Geoboards are square boards that have pegs to which attach rubber bands to form various shapes, images, and complex structures for a 2D interaction.

These boards are great for our kids to understand the change of shapes from a 3D~2D  medium. 

Geoboards can be used for multiple purposes and they can be used to recreate many different elements, such as:

Shapes 

Alphabetic Replication 

Numerical Replication 

Replication of Pictures 

Symmetry/ Design Analysis 

Area, Perimeter & Geometry 

Multiplication & Fractions 

Building Marble Maizes 

Mapping Constellations 

You can start to experiment with Geoboards by the time your little one(s) are around one (1 year) or so. These will not only help your child with FINE MOTOR skills, but also help your child master his/her PINCER GRASP.

To have a look at some of our Geoboard set ups, click here.

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Montessori Stacker

Montessori Stacker: 2 simple steps!

Ideal for : 8-12 months+ TODDLERS

Meant for: Hand and Eye Coordination

Today, we have come up with an amazing DIY HACK, to make your very own WOODEN STACKER at home. Alternatively, if you have one, read on to know how you can make it more interactive and engaging for your little one.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  1. TOY WHEEL / THICK CARDBOARD CUTOUT
  2. THREAD ROLL / CARDBOARD ROLLED CYLINDER

Start by sticking the Toy wheel & Thread roll with Glue Gun, and let it dry for 2 minutes. It is very important that your base is firm, not rocking/moving and glued strongly to the peg. Please ensure that your peg is neither too thick nor too narrow. If you are using thread roll, it should be slightly used, so that it’s not too thick, nor too weak.

ACTIVITY 1 – LARGE SIZE RINGS

ACTIVITY 2 – SMALL SIZE  RINGS (we have used shaped teethers; we have also used rubber bands as second step of this Activity, to add an additional challenge PULL & PUT )

ACTIVITY 3- SPINDLING WITH IDENTICAL SIZE RINGS  ( for this we have used our old wooden stacks, but you try this with napkin rings )

ACTIVITY 4- VARIED THICKNESS OF  (we have used tapes) 

ACTIVITY 5 – SPINDLING WITH VARYING GRADATION OF RINGS

ACTIVITY 6 – SPINDLING WITH VARYING GRADATION RINGS  & DIFF COLOURS (we have also introduced an additional challenge of learning PRIMARY COLOURS- Red, Blue and Green )

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