Welcome to our special week on NurtureStore where we’re focusing on all things toddlers! The ‘terrible twos’ has such a bad reputation but really toddlers are at a wonderful stage of childhood. It’s a time when they are on their feet and ready to explore the world. They’re beginning to chat and to enjoy imaginary play and it’s such a lovely time to see your child’s personality developing. The ideas in our Just Right For Toddlers series are all based on learning through play and cover maths games, early reading and writing, arts and crafts and more. Today, to start our series, here are our favourite ideas for sensory play.
Activities for toddlers :: sensory play
Just as they were in their baby stage, toddlers are still sensory creatures, exploring the world through touching, smelling and listening. They are beginning to show how they use their imagination in their play, but they are still likely to put things in their mouths – so using food or at least edible ingredients can be good. These ideas for sensory play have been tried and tested – and approved! – by my toddlers and are some of our favourites.
More activities for toddlers
Zero to Two: The Book of Play is full of fun activities for babies and toddlers. Download you copy here!