Babies are amused and interested in pretty much everything they see. Why not make them a colourful aquarium with which they can play safely? It utilises their observation skills, thus developing their sense of touch, listening and fine motor skills.
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.
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.
Sand painting is an art form that has been practiced in many cultures, including Indigenous Australian communities. Playing with sand improves fine motor skills, and arts and crafts are always a good way to boost imagination and cognitive ability.
A windy day can provide ideal conditions for kite flying, as well as a good excuse to get outdoors and have some fun with your children.
Many cultures, including some of Australia’s Indigenous communities, have strong weaving traditions. Weaving is an activity which requires fine motor skills development, creativity and focus.
Check out our Hamilton South Baby Playgroup if you have a baby under one and are thinking of joining a playgroup.
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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).
Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.