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Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence.

Coloured rice

(14 votes, average: 4.07 out of 5)
Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The weighing and measuring activity and...

Learn to sew embroidery

(7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5)
Age 3-10 years Duration of activity 20-30 minutes Materials/equipment Embroidery ring/frame White fly net from a haberdashery shop or similar netting Darning needles (blunt plastic needles) Wool (younger children) or embroidery thread (older children) preferably in assorted colours Adornments like beads and sequins...

Counting with muffin tins

(8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Age 2-5 years Duration of activity You can fill in a few spare minutes doing one of the muffin tin counting activities or up to an hour, if you decide to repeat the activities for extra learning. Materials/equipment ...

Preparing for writing worksheets: Left to right line activities

(10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
These prewriting worksheets are a fun way for toddlers and pre-schoolers to develop fine motor skills and awareness of reading and writing concepts.

Salt dough gifts and ornaments

(10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
Age 2-10 years Duration of activity Making the dough takes about five minutes. You can spend a few minutes or a couple of hours making and adorning decorations with your child. The decorations will need to be...

Alphabet poster: Animal train

(7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5)
Age 2-8 years Duration of activity There are many different games and activities you can play with the alphabet animal train poster. You can fill in a few spare minutes or spend an hour or more. Materials/equipment Alphabet poster-...

ABC song activities

(7 votes, average: 4.29 out of 5)
Age 2-8 years Duration of activity You can spend just a few minutes or up to an hour singing the ABC song and doing these activities. Cost Nil Preparation Familiarise yourself with the ABC song lyrics if you do not already know...

Making hand washing posters

(9 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5)
Hand washing is important for child health and developing self care skills. These posters are fun and educational to make and help kids learn the importance of handwashing.
Cutting and sorting common objects

Common objects cutting and sorting activity

(10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
Age 3-6 years Duration of activity Cutting out the common objects will take a child 15-30 minutes, depending on how well developed their cutting skills are. Playing sorting games with the object cut outs will probably take...
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