This post has been sponsored by Kellogg’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I hope you’re having a great week so far, friends! As Ava gets older, I can’t wait to share more activities and developmental games we are playing with her. As she is almost toddler (crazy!), I love seeing her learn new skills! I also know it is my role as a mom to encourage her to learn new things, such as shapes and colors, and to keep learning FUN! During our last trip to Walmart, I was walking down the toy aisle and realized we needed to start incorporating more visuals into Ava’s development. We are currently focusing on letters but shortly will be moving to colors and shapes. Here are a few of the items we are currently incorporating into our daily schedule:
Sing Songs: Adults learn easily through music. You know that song you’ve listened to twice and know all the words already? Guess what, toddlers learn the same way! We are currently listening to the ABC’s and while she doesn’t say any yet, she moves back and forth like she’s dancing and claps! It is THE CUTEST!
Read Alphabet Books: We love having an evening reading time. After being at daycare all day, she loves laying with us as she winds down. We are focusing on alphabet books currently and will point out each letter and trace her fingers around the shapes of the letter.
Learn with Alphabet Sheets: Ava has a pretty simple name, A-V-A. We thought it would be fun to teach her the letters of her name using food. To do this activity, you need 3 items, all of which can be purchased at Walmart.
- Large Letter A,
- Kellogg’s® Wild Berry Froot Loops® Cereal
- 3 Bowls
Another fun activity for toddlers is sorting. For this, you can print out a simple sorting mat or create a rainbow sensory bin with cupcake liners.
Stimulating a little one’s noggin can wear you out. Since the Wild Berry Froot Loops were already open, I decided to treat myself to a bowl. Sometimes cereal just tastes better in the afternoon, am I right?!
I’d love to hear more about the tips and tricks you use to teach your little ones in the comments below!