Teach Alphabets and Animals with Fridge Magnets

12 May
The 'Alphabet Fridge Magnets' is a fun activity for the whole family and a learning experience for your toddler!

The ‘Animals Fridge Magnets’ is a fun activity for the whole family and also a learn-at-play experience for your toddler!

Things required for 'Alphabet Fridge Magnets' craft are: A4 size sticker papers, magnet sheets (if you can find A4 size it would be easier for you), contact papers, a laptop, printer, camera and a pair of scissors.

Things required for ‘Alphabet Fridge Magnets’ craft are: A4 size sticker papers, magnet sheets (if you can find A4 size then better), contact papers, a laptop, printer, camera and a pair of scissors.

Firstly, get your hats, camera, sun screen and snacks and drive off to your city's zoo!

Firstly, get your hats, camera, sun screen and snacks and drive off to your city’s zoo!

Click lots of pictures there and try to make up a conversation with your toddler when you go and see the animals. This way the child will recall the experience when s/he plays with the fridge magnets.

We didnt intend to but actually managed to cover the Abu Dhabi’s, Dubai’s and Al Ain’s zoo,  ofcourse in 3 different days. So when you go there, click lots of pictures there and try to have conversations with your toddler about each animal. This way the child will recall the experience when s/he will play with the fridge magnets.

Then go home and open photoshop and tile the images one after the other. Add the Alphabet and the name to each animal. Its not neccessary to have clicked all the animals from A to Z. Whatever you can click is more than enough.

Then get home, open photoshop and tile the images one after the other. Add the relevant alphabet and the name on each of the animals. You need not have photos for all the alphabets from A to Z. Whatever you can manage is enough.

Print the artwork on the A4 sticker paper. Now stick the paper on the magnet sheet but keeping the magnetic field at the back.

Print the artwork on the A4 sticker paper. Now stick the paper on the magnet sheet making sure to keep the magnetic field facing down.

Now stick the contact paper on top of the artwork just to make sure the paper doesn't tear off eventually when your toddler gets hold of the magnets!

Now stick the contact paper on top of the artwork. This is to make sure the printed paper doesn’t tear off eventually when your toddler starts playing with the magnets!

Now cut out each magnet seperately and you are done!

Now cut each magnet out and you are done!

My daughter had so much fun recalling the time spent at the zoo and I also got some free time to cook in the kitchen while she was playing near the fridge. This activity teaches your child alphabets, animals, develops fine motor skills and memory.

My daughter had so much fun recalling the time spent at the zoo and I also got some free time to cook in the kitchen while she was playing near the fridge. This activity teaches your child alphabets, animals, develops fine motor skills and memory.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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The Indian Flag craft

13 Mar
For the 'Letter of the week - F', the Flag craft is again something we never made before, just like the Fox craft or the Feather Craft. And since we are Indians we chose to make the Indian Flag.

For the ‘Letter of the week – F’, the Flag was again something we made for the first time, just like the Fox and the Feather. And since we are Indians we chose to make the Indian Flag.

Things required for 'The Indian Flag' craft are: 4 tongue depressors or ice cream sticks, orange white and green colors, blue pom pom ball, paint brush, bowl of water, palate and glue.

Things required for ‘The Indian Flag’ craft are: 4 tongue depressors or ice cream sticks, orange white and green colors, 1 blue pom pom ball, paint brush, bowl of water, palate and glue.

Get your toddler/preschooler  to paint 1 stick in orange color.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint 1 stick in orange color.

Second one in white color.

Second one in white color.

And the third one in green color. Put the 3 sticks to dry.

And the third one in green color. Put the 3 sticks to dry.

When they are dry, place the 4th stick vertically and stick the orange stick horizontally on to top of it.

When they are dry, place the 4th stick vertically and stick the orange stick horizontally on to top of it.

Stick the white stick below the orange one.

Now stick the white stick below the orange one.

And the green one below the white.

And the green one below the white.

Finally add the blue pompom ball in the center. Leave the flag to dry.

Finally add the blue pompom ball in the center. Leave the flag to dry.

Once its dry, your toddler can have all the fun waving the flag around the house!

Once its dry, your toddler can have all the fun waving the flag around the house!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

 

Flower Cards for Mother’s Day

11 Mar
We wanted to make Flowers for the 'Letter of the week - F' and the perfect occasion came up, Mother's Day. So we took out the Flower craft kit from ELC that my sister-in-law gifted my daughter and got started.

We wanted to make Flowers for the ‘Letter of the week – F’ and the perfect occasion came up, Mother’s Day. So we took out the Flower craft kit from ELC that my sister-in-law gifted my daughter and got started.

Even if you do not have this kit you can gather your materials at home. You will need: Different color papers folded into halves for the cards. Green, yellow, pink, blue and purple papers for flowers and leaves, goggly eyes, wooden flowers, green straw, pencil, red and black felt pen, glue and sequins/decorative items.

If you do not have this kit you can still make this craft by gathering your materials at home. You will need: Different color papers folded into halves for the cards. Green, yellow, pink, blue and purple papers for flowers, circles and leaves, goggly eyes, wooden flowers, green straw, green pipe cleaner or wool, pencil, red and black felt pen, glue and sequins/decorative items.

Start by drawing and cutting 5 flowers and 20 leaves from the coloured papers and green paper respectively.

Start by drawing and cutting 5 flowers, 7 yellow circles and 20 leaves from the coloured papers and green paper respectively.

Draw the veins of the leaves with the black felt pen.

Draw the veins of the leaves with the black felt pen.

Now get your toddler/preschooler to start sticking the green leaves on the green card.

Now get your toddler/preschooler to start sticking the green leaves on the green card.

Stick the wooden flowers on the paper flowers.

Stick the wooden flowers on the paper flowers. Add sequins in the center.

Stick them on top of the leaves.

Stick them on top of the leaves. The first card is ready!

Then paste the yellow circle on wooden flowers.

Now paste the yellow circles on wooden flowers.

Add goggle eyes on them. And draw a smile with the red pen.

Add goggle eyes on them. And draw a smile with the red pen.

And then start getting creative.

And then start getting creative.

You may choose to use the flowers in any way you like.

You may choose to use the flowers in any way you like.

Cut the green straw into 3 pieces and use them to make stem of the flower. Use the leaves and wooden flowers to make more cards.

Cut the green straw into 3 pieces and use them to make stems of the flowers. Use the leaves and wooden flowers to make more cards.

If your tot likes sequins like mine, use a lot of them on of the cards.

If your tot likes sequins like mine, use a lot of them on one of the cards. Happy Mother’s Day!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Lowercase Letter ‘f’ Craft

5 Mar
For the 'Letter of the Week - F', I wanted to make animals/things that my daughter has never made before. So for the 'lowercase letter 'f' craft', instead of the frog or the fish or the flower we chose the 'Feather'!

For the ‘Letter of the Week – F’, I wanted to make something that my daughter has never made before. So for the ‘lowercase letter ‘f’ craft’, instead of the frog or the fish or the flower we chose the ‘feather’!

Things required for 'Lowercase Letter f' craft are: 2 different color papers, choose a third color for the feathers, pencil, scissors and glue.

Things required for ‘Lowercase Letter f’ craft are: 2 different color papers, choose a third color for the feathers, pencil, scissors and glue.

Start by drawing the lowercase 'f' on one of the color papers.

Start by drawing the lowercase ‘f’ on one of the color papers.

Then cut it out.

Then cut it out.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste it on the other paper.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste it on the other paper.

Put glue on the 'f' and let the fun begin!

Put glue on the ‘f’ and let the fun begin!

You will be surprised how excited your little birdie will be to stick those feathers on the letter f.

You will be surprised how excited your little birdie will be to stick those feathers on the letter f.

This craft is a great way to learn textures, alphabets and colors.

This craft is a great way to learn textures, alphabets and colors.

 

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Uppercase Letter ‘F’ Craft

24 Feb
My daughter loves 'The Jungle Book' TV series. And when I told her if she wanted to make a fox for the 'Letter of the week - F', immediately she said 'Tabaki! Yes!' So we decided to go for it.

My daughter loves ‘The Jungle Book’ TV series. And when I told her if she wanted to make a Fox for the ‘Letter of the week – F’, she immediately said, ‘Tabaki! Yes!’ So we decided to go for it.

Things required for 'Uppercase Letter F' craft are: orange and white foam, pencil, black pompom ball (or black paint if you have another color like us), black paper, scissors and glue.

Things required for ‘Uppercase Letter F’ craft are: orange and white foam, pencil, black pompom ball (or if you have another color like us then paint it black), black paper, another color paper for the background, scissors and glue.

Start by drawing the letter F on the orange foam.

Start by drawing the letter F on the orange foam.

And cutting it out.

And cutting it out.

Cut 2 triangles from the orange foam for the ears.

Cut 2 triangles from the orange foam for the ears.

And the bushy tail.

And a bushy tail.

Cut out the white end of the tail from the white foam, eye sockets and eye lids from the white foam and black paper respectively.

Cut out the end of the tail from the white foam. Cut an iris (bigger circle) and a pupil (smaller circle) from the white foam and black paper respectively.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste the ears on the top corner of the 'F'

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste the ears behind the top corner of the ‘F’

Paste the eye socket and lid below the ears.

Flip the ‘F’ back to its correct position and paste the white and black circles on top of each other to form the eye.

Put the tail at the end of the vertical line.

Put the tail at the end of the vertical line.

Put the white tail part on the tip of the orange tail.

Put the white tail part on the tip of the orange tail.

Finally add the nose on top right end of 'F'.

Finally add the nose on top right end of ‘F’.

Your 'F' fpr 'Fox' is ready!

Stick the whole thing on a color paper and your ‘F’ for ‘Fox’ is ready!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Shape Fridge-magnets

20 Feb
Children are like sponges so it’s always good to teach them about colors and shapes when they are still toddlers. They grasp information faster. I have wanted to do a shape activity with my daughter for a long time. Finally got the chance and made these shape fridge-magnets for her. Now she plays with them whenever she is in the kitchen while I’m cooking. Keeps her busy!

Children are like sponges so it’s always good to teach them about colors and shapes when they are still toddlers. They grasp information faster. I have wanted to do a shape activity with my daughter for a long time. Finally got the chance and made these shape fridge-magnets for her. Now she plays with them whenever she is in the kitchen with me, while I’m cooking. Keeps her busy!

Things required for ‘Shape fridge-magnets’ activity are: Different color felt paper stickers, magnet sheets, pencil and scissors. I use a steel tray to store the magnets when my daughter isn’t playing with them.

Things required for ‘Shape fridge-magnets’ activity are: Different color felt paper stickers, magnet sheets, pencil and scissors. I use a steel tray to store the magnets when my daughter isn’t playing with them.

Start by drawing shapes on the felt papers. I drew a rectangle, a triangle, a square, a circle, a heart, a pentagon, an octagon, a trapezoid, a diamond, an oval and a semi circle.

Start by drawing shapes on the felt papers. I drew a rectangle, a triangle, a square, a circle, a heart, a pentagon, an octagon, a trapezoid, a diamond, an oval and a semi-circle.

Once drawn, cut them out.

Once drawn, cut them out.

Peel off the backing from the felt papers and stick them on the magnet sheets with the magnetic part facing down.

Peel off the backing from the felt papers and stick them on the magnet sheets with the magnetic part facing down.

Cut them out one last time and your shape fridge-magnets are reay! Let the fun begin.

Cut them out one last time and your shape fridge-magnets are ready! Let the fun begin.

My daughter was super excited to see all these shapes sticking to the tray and then not falling down when she turned the tray upside down. We then played for some time near the fridge.

My daughter was super excited to see all these shapes sticking to the tray and then staying that way when she turned the tray upside down. We, then, played near the fridge for some time.

This activity teaches toddlers and preschoolers different shapes and colors. It also helps them develop fine motor skills, concentration, focus and patience. It allows them to have fun, experimenting with magnetic surfaces and offers an opportunity for them to understand basic science that they will use throughout their school years.

This activity teaches toddlers and preschoolers different shapes and colors. It also helps them develop fine motor skills, concentration, focus and patience. It allows them to have fun, experimenting with magnetic surfaces and offers an opportunity for them to understand basic science that they will use throughout their school years.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Valentine’s Day Card

18 Feb
We made a Valentine's Day Card for Daddy. This evergreen trick to impress your Valentine never fails.

We made a Valentine’s Day Card for Daddy. This evergreen gesture to impress your Valentine never fails.

Things required for 'Valentine's Day Card' craft are: Shaving foam, red food color, tray, white cardstock paper, red paper(if you don't have red paper like us, you will need a white paper, pencil and red paint), glitter glue, heart sequins and scissors.

Things required for ‘Valentine’s Day Card’ craft are: Shaving foam, red food color, tray, ice cream stick, white card stock paper, red paper(if you don’t have red paper, like us, you will need a white paper, pencil and red paint), glitter glue, heart sequins and scissors.

Start by drawing a heart on the white paper. If you have red paper, you may draw and cut out the heart.

Start by drawing a heart on the white paper. If you have red paper, you may draw and cut out the heart.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the heart red.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the heart red. Leave it to dry.

Spray the shaving cream from the can onto a tray. Put few drops of red food color on it.

Spray the shaving cream from the can onto a tray. Put few drops of red food color on it.

Mix the color with the ice cream stick but not completely. Leave areas of white, red and pink.

Mix the color with the ice cream stick but not completely. Leave areas of white, red and pink.

Put the cardstock paper on the tray so that the shaving cream gets on it.

Put the card stock paper on the tray so that it gets covered in shaving cream.

Now use the ice cream stick to take the excess shaving cream out of the paper. It will automatically form patterns.

Now use the ice cream stick to take the excess shaving cream out of the paper. It will automatically form patterns.

Once the paint on the red heart is dry, put red glitter glue on it and sprinkle glitter dust, mini hearts, mini stars or anything else to bedazzle the heart. Leave it to dry.

Once the paint on the red heart is dry, put red glitter glue on it and sprinkle glitter dust, mini hearts, mini stars or anything else to bedazzle the heart. Leave it to dry and then cut it out.

Once dry, cut out the heart, fold the card stock paper and paste the heart on one side.

Once dry, fold the card stock paper and paste the heart on one side.

 

Write your message inside.

Write your message inside.

You Valentine's Day Card is ready!

You Valentine’s Day Card is ready!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Valentine Hug

12 Feb
For Valentine's Day, my daughter and I decided to make a hug as big as her arms for her Daddy.

For Valentine’s Day, my daughter and I decided to make a hug as big as her arms for her Daddy.

Things required for 'Valentine's Day Hug' craft are: red paper, googly eyes, red paint, pink ribbon, pencil, marker pen, scissors and glue.

Things required for ‘Valentine Hug’ craft are: red & white papers, googly eyes, red paint, pink ribbon, pencil, marker pen, scissors and glue.

Start by painting your toddler/preschooler's palms red.

Start by painting your toddler/preschooler’s palms red.

Make Prints on the white paper and leave it to dry.

Make Prints on the white paper and leave it to dry.

In the meanwhile, draw and cut a heart out of the red paper.

In the meanwhile, draw and cut a heart out of the red paper.

Stick the eyes on it.

Stick the eyes on it.

Draw a smile with the marker pen.

Draw a smile with the marker pen.

Measure your daughter's arms from one palm to the end and cut the ribbon of that length.

Measure your daughter’s arms from one palm to the other and cut the ribbon of that length.

Stick the heart in the middle of the ribbon.

Stick the heart in the middle of the ribbon.

Once the hand prints are dry, cut them out.

Once the hand prints are dry, cut them out.

And stick them at both ends of the ribbon.

And stick them at both ends of the ribbon.

Finally wait for your loved one to come home for a big surprise!

Finally wait for your loved one to come home for a big surprise!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Heart prints

10 Feb
For Valentine's Day, my daughter and I made heart prints with empty paper towel rolls. We used only red color for one of the 2 papers and various other colors for the 2nd paper.

For Valentine’s Day, my daughter and I made heart prints with paper towel rolls. We used only red color for one of the 2 papers and various other colors for the 2nd paper.

Things required for 'Heart Prints' craft are: 2 white A4 papers, lots of colors (specially red), 2 paper towel rolls and a plate.

Things required for ‘Heart Prints’ craft are: 2 white A4 papers, lots of colors (specially red), 2 paper towel rolls and a plate.

First make a heart shape out of the paper towel rolls.

Firstly, make a heart shape out of the paper towel rolls.

Squeeze out lots of red color on the plate.

Squeeze out lots of red color on the plate.

Then just let the fun begin! Get your toddler/preschooler to dip the heart shape in the paint.

Then just let the fun begin! Get your toddler/preschooler to dip the heart shape in the paint and make prints on the paper.

The kids enjoy this more than we can imagine!

The kids enjoy this more than we can imagine!

Once you are done with the red paper, leave it to dry and then put lots of different colors on the plate and make prints in the same way on the second paper.

Once you are done with the red paper, leave it to dry and then put lots of different colors on the plate and make prints in the same way on the second paper.

Your creative Genius has made her own Valentine's Day modern art!

 My creative Genius made her own Valentine’s Day modern art!

Actually 2 of them!

Actually two!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

Rainbow with Hearts

7 Feb
Valentine's Day is about Love, hearts and red! With this craft we have added a rainbow and other colors too to this wonderful day of giving love.

Valentine’s Day is about Love, hearts and red! With this craft we have added a rainbow and other colors too to this wonderful occasion of giving love.

Things required for 'Rainbow with Hearts' craft are: Papers of all 7 colors (Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red), A3 size white paper, a punch for heart shape, pencil and glue.

Things required for ‘Rainbow with Hearts’ craft are: Papers of all 7 colors (Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red), A3 size white paper, a punch for the heart shape, pencil and glue.

Draw the rainbow on the white paper with the pencil.

Draw the rainbow on the white paper with the pencil.

Punch out heart shapes from all the color papers.

Punch out heart shapes from all the color papers. If your child is already old enough to use the punch then get some extra help.

Add glue to the lines and get your toddler/preschooler to paste the hearts with single color on each line as per the rainbow.

Add glue to the lines and get your toddler/preschooler to paste the hearts with a single color on each line as per the rainbow.

My daughter took a pop corn break after completing 2 lines.

My daughter took a pop corn break after completing 2 lines.

Once they have finished pasting hearts on all the lines you can talk to them about the Rainbow, the colors and the heart shape.

Once they have finished pasting hearts on all the lines you can talk to them about the Rainbow, the colors and the heart shape.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.