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BABY DIY Play Hacks TODDLER

Play-Silks Recycled-DIYs Baby Play

Play-Silks Recycled-DIY Baby Toddler Activities

Baby and toddler play hacks using play-silks and recycled-DIYs materials promote motor skills and coordination during the early years.

As your child enters toddlerhood, eighteen months commemorates the age of independence and discovery. That is why baby play activities, such as play-silks recycled-DIYs that promote motor control and coordination, are essential for the early years.

For example, offering a child to pull, push, or inset objects promotes hand-eye coordination and dexterity, encouraging the brain, eye, and hands to work in a synchronized manner.

You’ll Need to set up Play-Silks Recycled-DIYs Baby Play Activities

  • play silks (enter code Montessori10 for 10% off)
  • a kitchen whisk
  • a recycled paper towel roll
  • a recycled see-through bottle
  • a recycled tissue box
  • recycled diaper

Ways to Use Play-Silks to Help Early Years Development

1) Hide silks in a kitchen whisk.
2) Push silks into a recycled cardboard tube. (I am using a recycled paper towel roll.)
3) Load silks into a recycled see-through bottle.
4) Place silks into a recycled tissue box.
5) Insert and hide play-silks into a recycled baby wipes packet with a lid.

Play-Silks Recycled-DIY Baby Toddler Activities
Play-Silks Recycled-DIY Baby Toddler Activities

Play-Silks Recycled-DIYs Baby Play

Video Tutorial

Skills At Play

Bilateral coordination: a child uses both hands together to complete a task.

Fine motor control: by wiggling fingers between the whisk’s wire loops and then grabbing silks and pulling them out, a child is strengthening small muscles of the hands.

Hand-eye coordination is required to coordinate reaching in between the wire loops. 

A child also works on spatial awareness, depth perception, and problem-solving. For example, they need to figure out where to position their hands to grab and pull the silks out.

Lastly, a child is developing cognition as all these prompts fire multiple neurons in their developing brain, making stronger neurological connections (synapses) about their world and how things work.

What to Expect at 18 Months

A toddler, at 18 months, can open loosely wrapped packages or containers, pull things out or insert objects inside a container, so offering open-close or pull-insert activities promote motor control, dexterity, and problem-solving skills.

Please note that toddlers develop at different paces. For example, it is usual for children to experience developmental spurts and slowdowns in various areas of their development over time. So, if your child is a little ahead or behind at a certain age, it is absolutely normal. Most of the time, given the proper stimulation, nurturing, and age-appropriate prepared environment, children catch up in the end.

Have you tried Play-Silks as Baby Play Recycled-DIYs? Leave a comment if you did!

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