Suffice to say that we had a need for lots of easy, relatively quiet and relatively stationary activities for Freddy (25 months) to do.
First we have a simple sticker activity. This is a great work to develop fine motor skills as you peel the sticker backing paper and apply them to the paper.
This is a pattern that we are seeing with him regularly now (remember the post on lining up cars?), and everything must be really well ordered and grouped for him to be happy.
This is really fiddly work for little hands and I was really surprised at how well it worked. It's now our favourite activity (for the moment anyway).
That was 10 minutes used up so then we had to find something else to do....
Did you know that I love rubber stamping? Well yes I do. In fact here we have an activity that I have been planning for about 25 months now! I made a leaf stamp from an eraser and drew a bare tree onto paper.
It's juts a question of stamping leaves onto the winter trees.
Freddy was very careful to only add them to branches and not the trunk; we can't have that now can we :)
That was it for me, I was too sick to sit on the floor so I retired to the sofa to just watch from a distance. And what did I see? Freddy took out the light green pens from his green pen holder (leaving a dark green pen behind), he seemed to not like the fact that there were two different shades of green in the one holder......I feel an idea coming on for some more fun colour activities!
How do you introduce shades of colours to your toddlers?