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7 Play Group Activities For Toddlers
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:57:00 AM
Having your toddler play with other youngsters is a great
way for them to have some fun as they explore the world of friendship and
collaboration. Together toddlers can use toys, play games, or simply use their
imaginations to have a fun and successful play date.
Often times, though, it can be beneficial to pick activities
in which your toddlers can participate, and let them use these as a way to make
friends with their peers in the group. If you are looking to start a toddler
playgroup, here are seven toddler activities that are sure to bring some little
smiles to the faces of your children and their new friends.
1. Fun With Bubbles
Bubbles can be one of the most fun and exciting toddler
activities for children of this age. They have the chance to create their own
and watch them fly away into the distance. Bubble activities also introduce
your children to science, and the nature of floating objects. Bring with you a
wand and some formula for your toddlers to have unlimited fun.
2. Sing Together
Creating music is a great way to stimulate your child’s
creative senses, and singing together allows you to teach your toddler songs as
you instill in them a love for music. And if you start with the alphabet song,
you can get a head start on teaching them how to read!
3. Let’s Count!
Many children of this age are just learning how to count to
different numbers. To incorporate counting into playtime, bring some fun items
like blocks or stuffed animals and have your toddlers count each one together. Or
make a game of it: see how high they can count, or who can count the fastest!
4. Colors of the
If your child loves colors, playtime is a great way to get
some practice. If they have toys, encourage them to describe each toy by its
color, and recite them to each other. Try to teach them some colors they don’t
know for a fun and educational playgroup activity.
5. Group Arts and
Arts and crafts are always fun, but how often does your
toddler get to do them with their young friends? Bring some supplies to their
next group date, and encourage the children to work together and create a
collective masterpiece. They can use colored pencils, watercolors, markers, or
anything else you want.
6. Bake Cookies
Most toddlers love cookies, but few have ever had the chance
to make them. Allow your toddlers to mix and stir the ingredients for your next
batch of cookies, and monitor them closely as they follow your instructions. Leave
any difficult tasks up to you, and let them enjoy their rewards as you open the
oven to a delicious pan of treats!
7. Read Stories
Many toddlers are used to being read to before bed, and
story time is a great way for the young ones to listen to an adult voice read
tales of adventure and excitement. During your toddler’s next play group, sit
everyone down in a circle with a snack, and read them a story that they will
love – and don’t get upset if you read them to sleep!
Fun With Little Ones
A toddler playgroup is a great way for your youngster to
explore different activities as they work with other children. For your child’s
next group, try using one or all of these seven toddler activities for your
child to have some fun as they make friends their own age.