Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).
When children play with play dough they often squeeze and stretch it, as well as poke, twist, pound and roll. This is crucial in the development of their sense of touch and fine motor skills.
Bubbles can provide hours of fun and fascination for your baby. If they are too young to blow the bubbles themselves, they will enjoy watching the bubbles float and burst.
Crayons are an excellent material for early drawing experiences. For this activity you’ll need non-toxic crayons (we suggest crayons from the My First Crayola range) and paper.
“Fuzzy Furry Feelings” is an activity that provides a great opportunity for your baby to experience a variety of sensations, all whilst creating emotional bonds with you.
Making hand and footprints is just as much fun for you as it is for your baby or toddler. Stamping your baby's paint-covered hands and feet provides an experience that also assists in their social development and sensory awareness.
It is important to strengthen your baby’s leg and abdominal muscles, as well as their co-ordination. Your baby’s kicking skills are an important part of their crawling and walking development.
Let’s focus our
attention on Forsyth Park Playgroup this month. Find out their interesting
story and how they managed to keep their numbers growing, in this article.
out our Playgroups who are looking for families to
Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.