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Best Toys Activities For Toddlers 12 to 18 Months -: With Learning Activities

Updated on June 18, 2012
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Toy Corner Activities For Toddlers 12 to 18 Months

When you have a toddler aged 12 to 18 months old, it is best to find toys that will entertain and interest the toddler.

Parents are busy people, many people know this, so it is a good idea to get toys that can answer both educational and entertaining needs.

Choosing toys that toddlers enjoy to play with is one of the best ways for kids to learn.

These are some of the educational and interesting toys that children aged 12-18 months can play with:

  • Toddlers playing with blocks by fitting them together can be so entertaining to a child of any age and moreover it helps with their co-ordination.
  • If the toddler has dollies, teddy bears or bunnies, you can use a shoe box as bed for the toy to lie on. This is so entertaining activity for any toddler.
  • As toddlers like pushing wheeled toys along, getting a toy bus or train and then slotting in little toy people inside is a big hit for kids at this age.
  • Get a shape sorter , although they might need help at this stage. The toddler can slot shapes into the shape sorter holes.
  • The toddler can stack plastic cups to form a tower.

Toy Corners For Toddlers

Have a toy corner that you can keep a toy box in the room that the toddler will spend most of his/her time will help him/her to choose which toy to play with as kids often have strong ideas about what toys they want to play with.

You can include a selection of small toys inside the toy box, such as, a clean hairbrush, a plastic beaker and a plastic spoon plus other toys.

Be aware that children at this 12 to 18 months stage learn by copying when they see parents or older siblings take things and what they do with them.

Make sure you change the play toys regularly, even if it means taking them out for some days and later returning them to the toy box.

Playing Toys Tips For Toddlers 12-18 Months

  • Playing with toys that do something entertain toddlers
  • Or toys they can do something with
  • Playing with an older child or parent / adult makes toddlers learn a lot

Toddlers Playing With Older Children Or Parent / Adult

When an older child / children or parent / adult plays with a toddler even if it is for a short period of time, this will help the toddler to gain much by learning different ways of doing the right thing.

You can say or sing action rhymes together such as pat-a-cake

Give things to the toddler and encourage them to give them back to you or to another person. Remember the magic words: Thank you!

You can play 'it is my turn' game by hiding a toy and asking the toddler to search for it and then you say 'here it is' and allow the toddler to do the same by you saying 'it is your turn'.

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