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Simple Activity for Toddlers
Parents who have been down the toddler road before us claim that when a child is two-years-old that they are little terrors. My children are both teenagers now but I have to say the terror stage can last anywhere from a year to two or three years. Little people need to be kept busy so they can stay out of trouble, so finding an activity for toddlers that they really enjoy is always viewed as a bonus.
In my house music was always part of our daily life. From having the radio on in the morning to watching childrenís programs filled with educational lessons in the form of a song. A great and interesting activity for toddlers is teaching them to sing.
Obviously the material you choose to teach your preschooler canít be too complex. You need to pick simple songs with just a few words that the child can pick up quickly. A fun one to start with is singing the alphabet. This activity for toddlers is not only fun for them but itís educational as well.
After theyíve learned how to carry a simple tune you can add more songs to their repertoire. There are several software programs that parents can use with their children that teach them to sing-a-long by use of colorful graphics. Some of the old standards are being introduced to children this way and they pick up on not only the song but also a few rudimentary computer skills as well.
If youíd like to keep you child away from the home computer for a few more years, consider purchasing a DVD that includes songs for preschoolers. Youíll find this type of activity for toddlers DVDs in many toy departments of discount stores. Kids love watching television so why not make it something educational as well as appealing to them?
Some children are just born with a sense of natural rhythm. You can usually spot these children as they are the ones moving in tune when dancing to a song on the radio. A fun activity for toddlers with the rhythmically gifted child is to buy them a simple instrument to play. Perhaps small bongo drums, a harmonica or a percussion triangle. Although all the noise it provides may make mom and dad cringe, itís a fun way for the child to express their blossoming musical talents.
Music is a perfect pastime for small children. They are uninhibited enough to dance at whim and they love singing out loud once they know the words to a song. Introduce music to your child early so it becomes a natural part of their life. Itís an ideal and welcomed activity for toddlers and children of all ages.
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