Craft is a great way to stimulate their receptive learning skills. They learn to create, imagine and understand. In fact, it is a great way to effectively develop their motor skills, as well. Check out this article for great craft ideas for toddlers.
This idea is very popular because you don’t need lot of stuff and there is no compulsion for precision. More so, it will give the toddler a chance to see how colors interact with each other. It will give you a chance to see his or her creative side and his inclinations, as well. All you need to do is, hand them an art sheet and some paints. Then, you just let them have a colorful gala. You could join in if you like, but please make sure that you do not try to guide or correct them too much during the activity. Let them work with their own creative perception.
Designing a collage can really help them identify shapes and connections. Mind you, it could be a messy idea but it is a guarantee that your toddler will enjoy it. Start off with selecting easy shapes. You can start off with a flag or any other simple shape. Gradually you can move on to toys, etc. This activity will create a lot of focus in the toddler and is also a great bonding activity. You will need to be there the entire time, as the toddler will be playing with glue. Let’s face it. the last thing you need is glue all around your living room, right? In fact, this could be a great way for you, to get back to your creative side. Make the outline of the drawing yourself and teach the toddler how to fill it up.
Greeting cards are a great way of reaching out to your dear ones on special occasions. So this year, instead of buying greeting cards, why don’t you get your happy helper to make them for you. Be it Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s day, or the chilly festival, just sit down with your toddler and start making greeting cards. You could guide him with the colors and designs that are appropriate for the occasion. More so, it will be a great gesture, it is a very personal greeting, truly, from the heart, right?
Wall decoration is a very bold idea and is best left to the discretion of the parents. You could paint the toddlers room (or the entire house, if you like) with chalkboard paint. This way the entire house is your toddler’s canvas. There are several decorating ideas with chalkboard paint, that could not only help the toddler, but you as well. Once the chalkboard paint is applied, all you need is a good stock of chalks and your toddler can craft away.
There are many more ideas like pottery, pot painting, and creative writing, that could really help the toddler. Nonetheless, those require expert guidance and a certain level of motor skills and developed creative thinking ability. So my suggestion would be to wait a little while and take up the craft ideas discussed above and then go for the advanced ones. Further, nothing can work without requisite attention from the parents. So, try to make sure that you are around, when your toddler is doing these activities.