Last updated on Feb 23rd, 2021 at 01:27 pm
Tips to stimulate your two-year-olds gross motor, fine motor, social and language development:
- Encourage your child to play outside with balls, in the sandpit or on the swings and slides.
- Give your child a feather duster to help you with chores around the house.
- Read a simple story to your little one and look at picture books with him so he can point to the pictures and name them.
- Play different kinds of music and sing and dance with your toddler.
- Talk to your child and allow him to say something back to you.
- When your toddler uses a word incorrectly, don’t correct him – rather use the word correctly yourself in a reply.
- Use simple terms to explain things to your child, but do occasionally add words that will help him to build his vocabulary.
- Try to give your toddler choices so that he can feel in control to a degree.
- Let your little one play with push and pull toys – this will help develop his gross motor skills.
Tips to stimulate your three-year-olds gross motor, fine motor, social and language development:
- Toy cars, trucks and trains make great toys for this age.
- Large interconnecting, lockable blocks will keep your little one entertained and develop his fine motor skills.
- Dolls and a pram are great for girls for imaginative play.
- Pretend games encourage fantasy play.
- Drawing, painting, pasting and cutting will improve your toddler’s fine motor development skills.
- Playdough is fun for toddlers to make shapes.
- Threading beads is also a fun activity.