When I had my first two year old I was often at a loss for what to do to keep her mentally engaged and out of mischief. I was used to having a classroom full of first through fifth graders, not a house full of one high energy preschooler who demanded my constant attention. Being the former public school teacher that I was, I invested in books like Slow and Steady Get Me Ready and followed preschool Pinterest boards like Homeschool:Preschool just get ideas for what would be mentally appropriate and positively purposeful for my sweet bundle of energy. I would have loved to have had something so simple as 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Mary Ellen Bream.
What Types of Activities are Included?
What I like most about 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers is the way she has the activities organized. She divides the activities into the following categories:
- Arts and Crafts
- Educational Activities
- Sensory Activities
- Literacy Activities
- Imaginative Play
- Fine Motor Skills Activities
- Active Play
Does your child need help with her fine motor skills? Maybe the spice bottle and toothpicks activity would be right up her alley and something she could do while you are getting supper ready. Does your little boy like making messes? Then maybe some Ooblick would be what he needs to meet that sensory processing need.
What Supplies are Needed?
Almost all of the supplies needed for any of these 101 activities you will readily have available in your home and will require very little if any preparation in implementing. You can even print the pages off and place them in a ringed booklet for easy referral if you so choose. The font size is perfect for this. This little booklet is like a preschool activities Pinterest board at your fingertips all organized and ready to use.
How Can I Get This eBook?
Check out the Imperfect Homemaker for more information or to order 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
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