This is a part of a series of articles based on the book How to Maximize Your Childs Learning Ability by Dr. Lauren Bradway and Barbara Albers Hill Tips for enhancing an toddlers existing looker skills Once you have identified your toddler as a looker as per Dr. Bradways Quickcheck, there are a few things you can do to further develop his looker abilities. Take him outdoors and play a game with hi
This is a part of a series of
articles based on the book 'How to Maximize Your Child's Learning Ability'
by Dr. Lauren Bradway and Barbara Albers Hill
Tips for enhancing
an toddler's existing looker skills
Once you have identified your toddler as a looker as per Dr. Bradway's Quickcheck, there are a few things you
can do to further develop his 'looker' abilities. Take him outdoors and play a game with him where he has to identify different objects that you
name like a tree, bird, dog, etc. Encourage the artist in your toddler
and give him different coloured papers and crayons, chalk or colour pencils
so that he can scribble to his heart's content. Give him plenty of old
magazines to do with as he pleases. Put together an album of pictures of
the immediate family and familiar objects and go through it with your toddler.
Buy him toys that require him to match and sort shapes and colours. Get
him boxes or vessels of different sizes that he can fit one into the other.
Make him pour water from a plastic pitcher into plastic cups. Draw a basic
outline of a table setting (plate, fork, knife, spoon) and try to make
your toddler follow the plan using actual utensils. Encourage him to play
with puzzles and keep him supplied with fresh ones by exchanging puzzles
with neighbours and friends.
skills in looker toddlers
The basic aim of these activities
is to encourage your toddler's conversational and listening abilities.
Activities such as playing with hand puppets, make-believe tea parties,
and playing shop with your toddler fulfil this objective. When speaking
to your toddler, speak loudly, enunciate your words and keep your sentences
short and simple. If your toddler mispronounces a word, repeat what he
has said pronouncing the word correctly. Don't make television a habit.
Read aloud to your toddler, tell him stories and make him listen to songs.
Play hide- and-seek with your child at home where he has to find you following
the sound of your voice. Hide a special treat somewhere in the house and
give your child verbal directions to find it. Pop-up, scratch-and-sniff,
and lift-and-look books help to make story-telling come alive for your
toddler. Build your child's vocabulary by organizing special outings
to new places like the zoo, the grocery store, and the park.
skills in looker toddlers
The best way to do this is by encouraging
as much outdoor activity as possible. When playing in the park, toddlers
usually run, jump, and climb and this encourages the development of their
gross motor movements. If you have the space, an inflatable pool is a good
purchase. Make your toddler walk along a two-inch by four-inch wooden plank
with his arms outstretched. Sing and act out the song, "This is the way
we touch our toesâ€¦" Pretend that you and your toddler are in a marching
band with instruments like the drums and cymbals to keep time. You can
also march to music with your toddler to improve his coordination. Act
out routine actions like shaving and brushing your teeth and ask your toddler
to identify what you're doing. Make a playhouse complete with "doors" and
"windows" using old cardboard cartons. Crawl inside with your toddler and
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