Games

Tugging box

This simple game helps baby learn cause and effect while also teaching them textures and colours. Grab an old M&Y box and puncture some holes in it. Thread various colours, textures and lengths of ribbon and/or laces through the…

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…

Where did teddy go?

Show your toddler the teddy and say, “Teddy is going to hide! Can you find him?” When your toddler is not looking, hide the teddy somewhere. Choose easy hiding places at first and once your little one gets the…

What is missing

Place 4 objects on a tray, encourage you child describe each object and what makes them memorable. Is this one bigger or smaller than the others? How are they the same and how are they different?. Now cover the…

Colour sorter

With coloured pots and/or colour cardboard rolls as chutes, create a colour sorting station. Not only can you simply encourage baby to sort the colours while you announce each one that goes down the chute but you could also…

Copy cat

Babies learn by copying others, which is why this fun game helps to feed his imagination, encourage his language and vocabulary skills as well as improve his hand eye coordination. Sit with baby opposite you and play a game…

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…

Co bathing

Sharing a bath together can be both fun and relaxing for you and your baby. Pour water over your baby’s body by squeezing water from a washcloth, swish the water around baby and play with rubber ducks, while singing…