Describe activities that caregivers can plan that foster social and emotional development in infants and toddlers?
**Please just your thoughts.**
For children 12-18 months old:
• Provide pull toys to encourage children to pull themselves up or walk.
• Provide toys such as soft balls or beanbags that can be thrown safely to help children develop the patterns of throwing overhand.
• Provide opportunities indoors and outside to allow children to carry objects from one place to another.
• Provide babies with opportunities to pound or hammer wooden pegs into a workbench to develop developmental skills.
Build the above into activities like:
- Tie a stretchable band on one of the walls and encourage the kids to pull at it.
- Keep shape sorter toys around
- Give them sorting activities like separating big pieces from small pieces
- Bouncing on a large ball
- Rocking horse
- At the playground go on swings, see saw and slides.
- Let them pound a toy workbench.
- Let them play in a sandbox. Give them water to measure and pour.
- Let them stack blocks and other objects.
- Provide ...
The expert describes activities that caregivers can pan that foster physical development in infants and toddlers.