Toddler Tuesdays - Week 6 of the 12 weeks of winter

Welcome to week 6 of ‘Toddler Tuesdays’.  You can find more of our ‘Toddler Tuesdays’ activities here, we hope you are enjoying them.  This week’s activity is Can you Guess?

You will need -

  1. A pillowcase.
  2. A number of household objects or toys that your child is familiar with.  Their age and ability may guide your selections here but some examples would be spoon, toy car, soft toy, block.

Instructions -

Before introducing your child to this activity you will need to gather the items from above and place all of the toys or household objects into the pillowcase.  The idea of this game is for your child to put their hand into the pillowcase and choose one item.  For a young toddler they might simply get it out like a lucky dip and you name the item.  For an older child you might encourage them to describe the item they can feel, have a guess at what it is and then let them bring it out for them to see.  You can play many rounds of this game if it engages your child switching out the items each time.  For a young toddler you may only want 4 or 5 items as their attention to the task may wander.  For an older toddler 10 items may be more appropriate.

Focus -

This activity really focuses on the child using the sense of touch to help them determine what the object may be.  Language is also encourage by asking questions eg, ‘Is it soft or hard?’  If your child is not yet verbal you can describe it to them when the item emerges, eg ‘This is teddy.  Teddy is soft.’  Your child will also be building their fine motor skills grasping the object and removing it from the pillowcase.

If you try out one of our activities please let us know what your toddler (and you) thought.  Feel free to leave a comment here or post an image or comment to our Facebook page.  If you enjoy the activity we would encourage you to share this post with your friends.


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