Developing Coordination, Dexterity and Gross Motor Skills – Activities For Toddlers 12 to 24 Months

Between the ages of 12 and 24 months a toddler is often mastering the artwork of controlling one’s physique. They’re studying easy methods to stand, stroll and run, easy methods to seize, maintain and manipulate objects and easy methods to orient themselves of their surroundings. These abilities will likely be invaluable later in life and the way effectively they develop will impression future sporting actions that children undertake and even their college work. The early studying video games and actions listed beneath will assist youngsters develop and enhance these abilities in enjoyable and playful methods.

Magic Tunnel

Line up and push collectively 2 or 3 chairs to create a tunnel. So as to add a little bit of magic, cowl the chairs with vibrant scarves and use a torch or a desk lamp to create a luminous impact. Now crawl by way of the tunnel to the opposite facet!

Garments Pegs

Manipulating garments pegs is a good developmental train for little fingers – it actually helps develop pincer grip and hand-to-eye coordination. To make issues extra enjoyable and attention-grabbing use multi-coloured pegs and you’ll study the names of colors within the course of.

  • Connect the pegs to the perimeters of a plastic bucket and depend them
  • Reduce out a circle out of a yellow piece of cardboard and fix pegs to the facet to make a solar or a flower
  • Tie a rope between two chairs and make a faux garments line; put socks and lingerie on the road and fix with pegs

Taking part in with Paper

Taking part in with unusual paper could be a lot enjoyable and among the actions can serve a twin goal of being a enjoyable recreation and an incredible developmental train. Better of all, each family has some kind of paper mendacity round that wants recycling. You should utilize printer paper, newspaper, outdated drawings, something yow will discover.

  • Tearing paper is numerous enjoyable – you possibly can tear it into lengthy strips or small items – it’s a nice train for creating handbook dexterity
  • Take sheets of paper and scrunch them right into a ball. Attempt to get the kid to scrunch the paper with each arms first, then with one hand at a time
  • Put a hat or a shoe field half a meter away from the place you might be sitting on the ground and attempt to throw the paper balls into it

Video games with Sand

Video games within the sand are enjoyable and entertaining at any age and better of all – they are often performed on the seaside, within the sandpit on the playground or in your personal yard. A few of the enjoyable and academic issues you are able to do with sand:

  • Construct sand castles
  • Really feel up sand buckets utilizing a spade
  • Make shapes out of sand moulds
  • Write letters and numbers within the sand; draw varied shapes
  • Conceal and discover objects within the sand


This traditional recreation by no means goes out of favor, it’s straightforward and enjoyable to play. Youthful youngsters would not have to leap on one foot and may use each ft to leap from sq. to sq.. Utilizing chalk draw ten squares on the bottom, quantity them from 1 to 10 and use a marker (similar to a small rock or a bean bag) to leap and depend the squares. It is a nice recreation for bettering coordination, creating gross motor abilities and studying easy methods to depend to 10! Guidelines could be modified for youthful youngsters if they can not grasp the thought of leaping again to sq. 1 and choosing up their marker on the way in which.

Colored Circles

Whether it is raining exterior and hopscotch shouldn’t be an choice, there’s a comparable recreation that may be performed with youngsters inside the home. Reduce out massive circles of equal measurement from totally different color cardboard (attempt to use major colors). Write numbers from 1 to 10 on every circle. Unfold circles evenly across the room and yell out random colors/numbers – the kid must run to the right color/quantity circle and bounce on it. You’ll be able to swap together with your youngster and get her or him to yell out directions when you do the train. Activate some music to make it extra enjoyable.

Ball Video games

The best and one of the crucial efficient actions of all for creating coordination is a recreation with a ball. Sit on the ground and roll the ball to the kid, attempt to get the kid to roll the ball again to you. After they get the dangle of the rolling recreation you can begin gently throwing the ball to your youngster and attempt to get them to throw the ball again to you. To extend the extent of problem even additional, strive clapping in between the throws.

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