Bus ramp at Fields Corner T Stop
TIPS FOR THRIVING KIDS:
Playing = Brain Building for your toddler!
Here are some easy, inexpensive games to try at home.
- Paint without brushes. Let your child be creative with art by using unusual objects to paint with. Try painting with sponges, the wheels of a toy car, dipping a plastic basket in paint, or using a paint-covered leaf.
- Transform a box. Ask your local appliance store if you can have one of their large boxes. Take it home and cut a door and a few windows out. You can decorate the box in different ways to transform it into: a castle, a house, a barn, a doghouse, a hospital, a lemonade stand. The possibilities are endless.
- Make some mystery boxes. Cut a hand-sized hole in the top of 5-7 shoe boxes. Inside each box put a common household object that your child is familiar with: a mitten, some dry pasta, a crayon, a spoon, etc. Let your child put his hand in each box (without looking) and guess what is inside. Ask him: "What does it feel like? Is it soft or hard? Do you feel round edges or square edges?" Then let him lift the top to see if he is right!
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