Even at the toddler’s age, children don’t know the things that are meaningful for their lives. It’s just that as parents we certainly need to provide games that not only make children entertained, but also a game that can keep children active so that their bodies stay healthy, as well as the most important point is games that can educate children and make them smart. There are various kinds of creative games that can be done together with children both inside and outside the home. Playing with children will have a good impact on children’s mental development and train children’s emotional intelligence because it can strengthen the bonds of affection between parents and their children.
It’s just that there are some things that we should pay attention to in playing with children, especially toddlers, including paying attention to the types of children’s games to suit their age, pay attention to the safety of the games you do with children, adjust the size of the games you give to children, pay attention to the cleanliness of the game equipment you use and so on.
Well, here are some types of games that are good for toddlers.
1. Playing Simple Puzzles
Parents do not need to often buy too expensive puzzles for children. It’s just that sometimes children get bored easily given the same puzzle over and over again. In fact, even simple homemade puzzles can be fun for children, especially if children are involved in making these puzzles. To make a simple puzzle, parents can make it from pictures cut out from magazines or the internet with various pictures and then stick it on cardboard. You can cut the cardboard into large pieces and teach the children to put together simple puzzles like this. This will test the child’s intelligence in putting the missing pieces together into one component.
2. Guessing Objects in the Bag
To do this game you will need several things such as invisibility pockets and children’s objects or toys such as cars, motorbikes, key chains, rulers, pencils and so on where these objects will be inserted in the the pouch. How to play you can randomize the bags and ask the child to close their eyes, then guess what is in the bag by allowing the child to feel and hold the object and guess it. This game will be able to stimulate the child’s fine motor skills through the activity of touching objects and training the child’s sense of smell.
3. Drawing and Coloring
The tools needed for this game are just a drawing book, pencils and colored pencils. Then you can ask the child to draw and color an object on the child and let them explore what they see. Even though the pictures the children make will not be drawn too well, the most important thing is the child’s effort to try. Give praise after the child tries to draw his work and make a display of the pictures he made in his room so that the child will feel appreciated and excited to do this.
Those are some of the types of games that are best done with toddlers. The types of games above not only make children feel entertained but are also able to hone children’s abilities and intelligence.