8 Great Ways to Play

  • Visit the doctor's office. Check-ups can be scary for your kiddo, but playing may take the scariness away as your child has the chance to practice some of the things a doctor may ask of them (i.e. open up and say “ah”). Be sure to take turns with your child being the patient as well as the doctor. Remember, band-aids are very cool to a toddler (and relatively inexpensive).
  • Step into a book. Dramatize any favorite books (i.e. pretend to be the caterpillar in Eric Carle's “Very Hungry Caterpillar” tale…your child may even be inspired to try some new foods).
  • Look for treasure. From using a very simple map, to digging in the dirt, a treasure hunt may lead you and your child on great fun and maybe even a great find!
  • Become the animals. Move and play as the animals do. Maybe you're pretending to visit the farm or zoo. Instead of just visiting the animals, become the animals on a farm or in the zoo.
  • Have a parade. Marching and instruments (can be as simple as pots and pans). Need I say more? Let the festivities begin.

{ MORE: These Are the Best Toys for Outdoor Play }

Where will your child's imagination take you? Happy adventures!

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8 Great Ways to Play

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4 comments

  1. LIZ says:

    i cant wait until i play this games with my baby

  2. Mohan says:

    Kids have there own ways of managing & playing with things. Kids can involve themselves in toys & games which are creative & inspire them to learn in new ways. I found some interesting indoor games at http://www.snapdeal.com/products/kids-toys & http://www.firstcry.com/toys-and-gaming which can help occupy their time & make them learn things interestingly.

  3. Chris says:

    i have yet to try these things so ill commwent wen it works lol

  4. we build cities we want to go see with legos. its fun. then we play what we are going to do and see when we get to that city.

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