Developing Early Skills
Here are some ideas to help children develop their early skills.
Play is important for language development and imaginative thinking. Here are just a few examples of play activities.
Using the Senses:
Give your child experience of lots of different things to play with – many household objects are interesting for children.
These activities are best carried out on a regular basis and may need adult supervision.
- Things to feel and look at – baby mirror, pieces of soft material, soft toys.
- Things to hold, shake and bang – balls, rattles, bricks, bells, cotton reels and wooden spoons.
- Tracking – Your child may learn to follow toys with their eyes – balloons, bubbles, finger puppets and puppets on a stick are interesting to watch.