Puppets

If you have some puppets you can have a great time putting on plays for each other or role playing with them. Make up stories and give the characters names.  When you have used the names enough see if…

Little rock star

Look around you (normally in the kitchen) and you will find an amazing orchestra of instruments: Some pans and wooden spoon = drum kit A container filled with rice or pasta = maraca A cardboard box and some elastic…

Bubbles

Blow bubbles into the air and announce ‘bubble time’.  Encourage you little one to move around and pop them by directing them to ones that may be floating away.  What a great way to start introducing your child to…

Exciting chores

Whether you are folding laundry or cooking dinner, baby will be watching and learning.  Make sure you comment on what you are doing and give baby something to discover and investigate, such as an item of clothing or an…

Tummy time

Tummy time is important for baby’s physical development, so why not make it a fun bonding experience too. Lay on your back and lift your shins perpendicular to the floor. Place baby on her tummy on your shins while…

Walk in the park

Taking a walk in the park with your baby is a great way to get some fresh air and also stimulate their senses. Baby will be looking at you the whole time so this is your chance to engage…

Ball Games / Bean-bag Games

An easy way to boost your child’s self-esteem is to introduce them to some of your favourite catching games using a bean bag rather than a ball. It moves more slowly through the air and is easier to grip,…

Simon Says

Mummy, daddy, grandma or anyone else fun is designated Simon, your little one and his friends or siblings are the players. Standing in front of the group, Simon tells the players what they must do. Here comes the catch, the players…

Sleeping Lions

Nice to play with more than one child & great fun in or out of doors. They are the lion, you are the hunter. They have to lie as still as possible whilst you chat to them, trick them…

Toddler Hopscotch

One way to help your toddler burn off some energy whilst introducing them to numbers. Use some chalk and make a hopscotch grid outside or duct tape can be used inside on a rainy day. Number the squares from…