Toddlers (1-3 years)
This stage is full of self-discovery as your little explorer continues to understand the world around him. Childproof the house so he can safely indulge his curious side.
What to Watch for:
- Growing vocabulary
- Rolling a ball on request
- Pushing, pulling, dunking, and stacking toys
- Climbing on furniture and play equipment
- Assisting with simple household tasks
- Feeding himself with utensils
- Running and jumping
- Walking up and down stairs
- Enjoying drawing
Play this Today:
Hands and feet. When you host a play date, cut handprints and footprints out of different-colored pieces of felt. Let the kids take turns jumping on the footprints and putting their hands down on the handprints. This teaches colors, large motor development, and the importance of taking turns.