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A Trip to the Market

Involve your child in food shopping and meal preparation whenever you can.

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Acting out a Favorite Story

Act out your child's favorite story with her. Get creative an use prompts found around the house.

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Baked Tofu Nuggets

Have your child explore with his five senses by helping you in the kitchen.

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Banana Pudding in a Bag

Let your child help you make this recipe in a bag.

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Bean Bags

Create your own bean bags using household items.

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Big Steps

Act out the movements of “Big Steps, Little Steps” with your toddler.

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Bird's Nest

Create this food dish with your child.

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Biscuit ring

Make a tasty treat with your child and connect it to a familiar song.

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Body Instruments

Show your infant that some of his body parts can be instruments.

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Bowling

Play bowling with your child using household items.

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Box Car Fun

Make your own box car and have your child race around the house.

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Burger Soup

This delicious soup is a heart-healthy meal that you and your child can make together.

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Carrot Parfait

Enjoy making this health parfait.

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Cereal in a Bottle

Fun game for your child to figure out how things work.

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Cereal Spill

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

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Cheese Chip Salad in a Bag

Make a delicious meal using a chip bag!

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Chore Tunes

While your child does daily routines, have them add a little music to their routine.

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Clapping Game

Sing this song with your infant.

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Counting Steps

Be creative with your child when doing this activity. Make up your own steps.

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Creating Shapes

Experiment with making shapes out of paper by folding and cutting.

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Crunchy Oat Bar

This tasty snack is also a healthy one to make with your child.

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Doodling Together with Crayon

Toddlers are more active in exploring the world around them because of their increased mobility. Tog

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Dump and Pour

Your child will love to fill items into a box and then dump or pour them out. Play this fun game wi

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Face Time with Baby

infant thrive on positive interaction with adults. Here is a way to support your child's development

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Finger and Thumbs, Legs, and Toes

Help your child explore their body parts by singing this rhythm.

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Flashlight Search

Play a fun game using household items, such as a flashlight.

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Flashlight Search

Help your child learn new vocabulary with this engaging activity.

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Float Your Boat

Support your toddlers development with this activity.

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Floor Time

Place your baby on a soft blanket, futon, or towel on the floor to give her a chance to look at new

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Follow the Leader

A fun activity you can do with your child that encourages following directions and hands on learning

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Food Building Blocks

Teach your child about different foods with these fun building blocks.

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Footprint in the Sand

At the beach, play games such follow the leader and looking at footprints.

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Frozen Yogurt Pop

Fun cooking activity that teaches children how ingredients transform when you freeze them.

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Fruit Mosaic Pizza

Cooking allows children to experiment, ask questions, learn routine, and it builds their basic knowl

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Fruit Slush

Simple and refreshing snack recipe to do with your child.

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Fun with Balls

Outdoor activity tips to do with your child.

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Fun with Movement

Movement activity to do with your child.

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Fun With Shapes

Use chalk to draw on a concrete surface such as your sidewalk and play simple games such as follow t

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Handprint Art

Make flowers, wreath, and creatures using your child's handprint.

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Healthy Food Collage

Help your child create a collage of his/her favorite fruits and vegetables.

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Homemade Granola

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this snack with your child.

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I See You

Although babies cannot yet communicate with words, a large part of their early brain development occ

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Introducing Textures

Introduce different textures to your baby.

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It’s Sticky

Outdoor activity that introduces toddlers to different textures.

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Jan Ken Po (Junk an’ a po)

Teach your child Jan Ken Po to decide who goes first when taking turns

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Jello Paint

Paint different shapes and lines and explore the feel of textures.

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Junior Fire Fighter

Teaching your child about fire safety is very important. Create a floor plan with your child and pra

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Kick, Kick, Kick

As you do daily activities with your child use language to interact with your child.

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Kites

Make a kite with household items such as a plastic grocery bag and toilet paper tube.

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Lego Flossing

A simple and fun way to expose your child to flossing.

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Let's Put the Groceries Away

Let your child be hands on by having him help you put the groceries away after a trip to the market

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Let's Roll!

Let your child experiment with this activity.

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Let’s Brush

Make brushing teeth a habit and fun activity starting from when your child is young.

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Let’s Paint

Painting activity to do with your child.

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Make Your Own Cloud Dough

Cloud dough has a fun texture and will hold its shape when molded.

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Make Your Own Drum

Engage your little one with music using things found around your home.

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Make Your Own Tent

Play make-believe! Provide your child with simple toys and props that he can use in a variety of way

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Monkey Bites

This delicious snack is easy and fun to make with your little one!

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More Fun with Movement

Movement activity to do with your child.

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My Body Puzzle

This activity is a fun way to have your child identify their body parts and make them feel unique an

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Nature Walk

Here is an activity to support your preschooler’s development.

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Noodle Doodle

Make learning fun by using noodles to talk about shapes.

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Obstacle Course

Make an “obstacle course” for your baby out of large pillow and/or chairs.

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On the Go Ravioli Spinach Lasagna

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. This quick and delicious lasagna dish is something the whole fami

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Painting With Food Coloring

Make colorful creations by painting with food coloring.

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Pantomine (Charades) for Kids

Movement activities for your child

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Pin Drop

Fun activity using items in your home, such as clothespins and containers.

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Pizza Balls

Delicious recipe that will help your child learn how to sequence in a fun way!

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Pizza Roll Ups

This yummy snack allows your child to build his/her own pizza while incorporating counting, sequenci

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Play Dough

Make your own Play Dough.

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Playground Fun

Helpful tips on taking your child to the playground.

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Poetry in Motion

Movement activity that encourages your child to act out the poem.

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Pull Up

Help your child start to pull himself up to stand.

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Push and Go

Introduce a push toy to allow your child to stand and hold the toy by its handle.

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Put-Back Potatoes

Have your children learn about food by using their senses: touch, small, taste, sight, and sound.

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Puzzles

Be creative and make a puzzle with your child.

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Ready, Set, Crawl

Encourage your baby to crawl by placing him on his hands and knees and gently rocking him back and f

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Red Light, Green Light, and Yellow Light Too!

Teach your child safety by playing this interactive game.

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Rock and Roll Rattle

Make your own rattle to encourage your baby to reach or move toward it.

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Rollercoaster

Build this roller coaster with your child and watch his curiosity and imagination soar.

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Sensory Board

Create a board of various objects and talk to your infant about the items, using descriptive words t

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Shake and Sing

Make your own noisemaker to use as an instrument while singing songs.

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Side by Side

Help your child as she takes her first steps.

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Let your child's imagination and creativity run wild as he/she paints the sidewalks using this homem

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Silhouette Show

Explore story telling in a different way by making shadow characters.

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Soap Bubble Art

Make bubble art with a straw and liquid soap.

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Sock Tug

Play a mini tug-of-war game with your little one.

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Sounds and Rhythm

Let your child experiment with making different sounds.

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Sponge Art

Have you child decorate her own wrapping paper with cut out shapes and paint.

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Sponge Play

Fun activity using household items, such as a sponge.

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

This delicious meal idea is fun to make and eat!

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Sweet Pea Lasagna

Cooking teaches valuable lessons and fosters a child's development. Have fun making this dish with y

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Sweet Potato Custard

This fall desert is something that you and your child can both make and enjoy together.

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Tape Walk

Show your toddler how to walk on the line, putting one foot in front of the other.

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Textures

Gather some textured materials and have your child compare the different textures.

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Things to Taste

Encourage your child to explore new tastes and textures.

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Thumb-in-the-Box Finger Play

Fun finger plays that you can do with your child.

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Thumbprint People

Fun art activity to do with your child.

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Tippy Toes

Show your child how to walk on tiptoes.

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Tracing Shapes

Draw shapes by using different objects to trace.

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Tummy Time with Contrasting Cards

Make tummy time more engaging by creating contrasting cards for your child to explore.

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Tuna Cakes

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this delicious dish together.

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Tuna Cheesies

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. This recipe makes the most delicious tuna cheese sandwich that wil

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Turkey Avocado Burritos

Cooking teaches valuable lessons. Enjoy making this burrito with your little one.

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Turkey Bacon Muffin

Enjoy making this recipe with your child.

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Up and Down

Encourage your child's movement by playing an up and down game.

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Washing Toys

Use this activity as a time to talk about cleaning while having fun.

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Water Play

Introduce water play to your young child.

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What Could It Be?

Place an object in a box and have your child guess what's in it by feeling the object with her hands

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