Young children learn through play. When young children are actively involved in their own learning and having fun at it, they learn better. You can support their learning by engaging them playfully in everyday activities. The activities on our site are based on everyday experiences, use materials commonly found in the home, and most importantly designed to encourage children’s healthy development in all areas (physical, social emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive).


Help build your child's fine motor skills by doing this activity with him.

What You Need:

  • A few pieces of round dry cereal

  • Plastic bottle

  • Plastic container with a lid

What To Do:

  1. When your baby starts eating finger foods, put a few pieces of round dry cereal in a plastic bottle. See if baby can figure out how to tip over the bottle to get the cereal.

  2. When he gets a little older, put cereal in a container with the lid on loosely. Let him take the lid off. You may have to show him how to take the lid off and get the cereal out. Soon he will do it by himself.