Fun Activities For One Year Olds
Looking for ideas for activities for one year olds? Here are some fun and easy ideas to get you started and to stimulate your child’s mind and imagination:
Reading Fun Books
There are so many great books on the market for toddlers these days and it is a fabulous way to get your child’s mind and imagination working. Look for books with sturdy board pages, plush books or other types of books that can stand up to rough handling without tearing. Also look for books with lots of bright colors and plenty of pictures!
Coloring (aka. Scribbling)
A one year old most likely isn’t going to be an artistic genius, but they sure will love scribbling on paper with crayons. It is a great way to stimulate their creative mind and at the same time improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Use heavy paper that won’t tear under pressure and try taping it down for them to help make their job of coloring easier. You may also want to look for fat crayons that are easier for their little hands to hold onto.
Putting Things in Containers
1 year olds are typically fascinated with the idea of putting things into or taking things out of containers. Try cutting a hole in the lid of an empty plastic tub (like a cottage cheese or margarine tub) and then letting them put objects inside it and take them out again. Relatively small items like clothes pins or even food items like Cheerios work well for this game.
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