Let me share with you some activities I was introducing to my one year old girl at home. Let me tell you a secret, I do not spend every night preparing activities for her for the next day, not even planning.. My favourite style is to play it by ear. I always keep in mind that it is important to engage all five senses when introducing her to different toys, also offer her something that will help her develop deep concentration and is age appropriate. I try to connect our work at home to events that took place recently in our life. For example, after travelling I set up this station:
After visiting aquarium Aisha loved playing with sea creatures and look in the book I found on our shelf.
I introduced Aisha to threading. She is just grasping an idea at 19 months of age. This activity does not last long. But I found this wonderful information on how beading is beneficial for children’s development. Have a look:
Beading as an excellent leisure activity, promoting child’s development in the following areas:
- Fine Motor Skills:
- In-hand manipulation skills:
- Visual Perceptual Skills:
- Visual Discrimination, Scanning, Visual Memory
- Visual Motor Skills:
- Eye-Hand coordination
- Cognitive Skills:
- Math Skills
Just a short and incredibly exciting fine motor activity that entertained my daughter for two weeks. Usually nothing lasts that long…
Art appreciation. After visiting Russia I saw how much Aisha has actually enjoyed looking at world famous paintings we saw at the galleries and museums there. So I put a few pictures on walls for her. I tried to match them by colour.
Play dough prints game with objects we found on our nature walks. I mixed play dough with a bit of beetroot juice and put a few cloves in for nice smell.
I was jokingly telling my husband: check it out, our homeschooling has begun: here is a botany hands on lesson;)
Another fine motor activity. Working fingers, grip, visual and hand-eye coordination.
I let Aisha help me with meaningful and age appropriate tasks at home whenever I get a chance. It brings her joy, confidence and satisfaction. I also try to give her tiny responsibilities, like taking care of her own belongings. She takes her shoes of the shoe shelf and puts it back in when we arrive back home. When we leave she knows where to find her hat and puts it back straight after coming back.
And classic lid matching job..
There are our small adventures of the day.. Keep in touch and see you around!!!!!