Keeping a toddler busy and active is the best way to bring him or her up into a smart kid. Find out some simple activities that can boost your toddler’s brain power and keep his or her mind busy and bustling.
Although it seems quite easy, keeping a toddler busy and active is a very difficult and challenging task.
All parents want to bring up smart kids and want their child to compete in every walk of life. Well, many go after the technically advanced games and applications available for kids while some sit idle because they do not have much fund to buy different activity materials.
The first 12 months of a child is about grasping information, exploring and experimenting different types of things. So, even if you see your child sitting idle, his or her mind is running a mile per minute. Well, you do not need to join expensive classes or buy special videos and flash cards. If you are capable of encouraging your child, you can boost his or her brain power in almost anything you do with him or her.
There are many everyday learning activities in which parents can keep their toddlers and preschoolers busy and you do not even have to buy expensive toys to boost the little brain and raise smarty kids.
Games to Play with Toddlers to Keep their Brain Buzzing
Here are few games that you can play with your toddler to keep his or her brain active.
Even though your child has seen your face few minutes ago, if you pop up in front of him or her, he or she will like it. It will be a game for him or her and you will see he or she is very happy with this.
Wrap something in the blanket and ask your toddler to recognize the object by feeling it. Give your child some time. You can help him or her by giving clues also initially.
When you will play with your child you can help him or her learn a lot of things while playing. Since the grasping power of children is high they understand several scientific explanations without learning with the books.
There are several things like car keys, handkerchief, cups and many more that are used at home daily. You can ask your toddler to get you some of these things and you will see that he or she starts recognizing items of day-to-day use very soon.
Introduce your Toddler to Sound and Music
Give him or her empty container and a wooden spoon so that he or she creates sound with both of them. You will find that your child gets gratified instantly and this will make him or her play and get attached to music.
Interact while Doing Chores
It is possible that when you have to take care of the laundry your infant is watching you. Make sure that you interact with your child and he or she can see you properly because experts are of the opinion that children learn a lot by simply watching their parents do chores.
Give Apt Reaction
When your child is trying to tickle you or frighten you by doing certain activities, you should give apt reaction so that he or she learns about the kind of reaction people give at specific situations.
Get Attached to Nature
During a sunny and comfortable weather day you can take your child to your backyard with you and spend time with him or her there. This will help him or her get attached to nature.
Play and watch educational videos more than once so that your child learns automatically. At the end of the day make your baby sleep early and say good night so that he or she wakes up refreshed next day.
What should parents do to raise smart kids? How do games and toys help in boosting brain power of toddlers? Which activities can keep a toddler’s mind active? Discuss here.
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