Have your child assist you with feeding any pets you have in the house. Including scooping the food from the bag, pouring the food into the dish and putting the clip back on the bag. Your child will learn fine motor skills and begin to learn responsibility.
Your child will love to look through this keepsake album of the family. Take pictures of each family member doing something special. Look through and 'read' the book to your child. Example: "This is Jack. He is in school." Remember to put the photo on the left and the text on the right. (This is how your child will read.)
Clear the floor and flip on the music. Hold your child close as you move to the rhythm of the music. Surprise your child by clicking the 'mute' button on the remote to stop the music and "freeze" in place. You may find you and your child giggling with this fun activity.
Children love to help you around the house! Let your child know how pleased you are when your child cleans the table. Show your child how to scrub a small table. Use a small bush with a handle. Use baby bath soap and a small container of water. Show your child how to make circular motions on the table. Show your child how to dry the table. Let your child spend a long time with this activity. Making circular motions is preparing your child to write. Tell your child how proud you are after the table has been cleaned!
Children love to help around the house at this age! Engage your child in activities that are fun and also help you! Take one of the handle parts off of your swiffer and let your child "swiff" the floor as you sing this song to the tune of "London Bridge":
"Make the mop go back and forth,back and forth, back and forth.
Make the mop go back and forth,all day long."
Create a finger puppet with your child, using a permanent marker to draw funny faces on a pair of discarded socks. Use the heel of the sock to draw the mouth and the toe of the sock to draw the nose, Draw eyes on the top of the sock where your foot goes. Now, talk with your child using finger motions.
Read your child a book with your fingers.