Tracing shapes, painting pictures of living creatures, and punching out pictures and using stickers to decorate them are all fun activities that will help your toddler improve their cognitive skills and learn about the world that we live in. If you are looking for some ways to keep your child busy on rainy days or during outings that involve waiting in a reception area, an activity book for toddlers can aid in entertaining and educating your child.
Use The Materials Furnished
Some activity books include the extra materials needed to complete each project, and many products that are geared toward toddlers are designed with a "no-fuss" approach. This means that an activity book may include self-adhesives, perforated pages, pre-cut string, and washable paint pens, which will not be frustrating or too difficult for your toddler to use and that will allow them to get started on an activity right away.
If you purchase an all-in-one book, look through the activities and make a mental plan to introduce specific ones during set occasions. For instance, an activity that pertains to precipitation could be suitable to have your child complete on a day when it is raining heavily. You can use the activity to compare the weather outdoors with what is printed on the sheets that your child will be using to successfully complete the project.
Add Your Own Spin To Each Activity
If your child is inquisitive in nature and has a particular fondness of animals or another living creature or inanimate object, purchase an activity book that relates to their interest and choose some visual aids or materials to use in conjunction with each activity. An example of this may include providing your child with a glue stick, colorful feathers, googly eyes, and other embellishments to decorate bird pictures that are part of a bird activity.
Maybe, the activity book came with crayons or markers, but you would like to give your child the opportunity to decorate each bird even further. The additional materials will prompt your child to be creative and fully immerse themselves in the activity.
Another idea would be to purchase some books that correlate to the activities in the book. First, allow your child to complete one of the activities in entirety and then, have them sit down by you and read a book aloud. When you are going to be traveling outside of your home to attend an appointment, bring a ziplock bag along with you. The bag can be used to hold your child's finished projects or the accessories that will be used to embellish various parts of each one.Share