Hi everyone! As promised, I am sharing with you the early childhood activities I gave to Mavi when he was about 1+yrs old. We started at 14 months and I was just giving him random activities I know of. It was then around 16 or 18 months that I learned about the importance of fine motor skills which they will eventually need in their preschool years and beyond. So I made some research and started our journey in “home” schooling.
Now this is what we do since he was months old. At first, we started with books for babies… simple stories, books with large pictures to capture his attention.
Very basic activity but very important. This will introduce them to writing, papers and pens. I bought Crayolo jumbo for him for this. Because I started Mavi early on writing, I never had problems with him when it comes to proper holding of a pencil/pen.
Just an introductory to sorting and colors and at the same time a practice grasping. We are using an ice tray and M&M’s blue and yellow chocolate :)
Who doesn’t like puzzles? Don’t expect your child will immediately figure out this one or fell in love with it. Mavi doesn’t know how to do with it at first. He just loves to hold the puzzle pieces and admiring the pictures.
Hand and Eye Coordination
This is a simple activity of dropping the M&M’s on a hole (we’re using a milk container). I love watching him concentrate!