18 month to 3 years age range
Gross Motor: first tricycle, wagon to get into, rocking horse, large balls, outdoor play equipment, push-pull toys
DT Toy Suggestions: Tangiball, Working Trio, Hammer Away, Roll & Play
Fine Motor: weaving sets, art materials, peg boards, clothes pins for tossing into an open pan, large balls, wheel barrows, sandbox toys, blocks of different shapes and sizes
DT Toy Suggestions: Giant Pegboard, Bathtime Bugs,
DT Toy Suggestions: Bathtime Bugs, Measure Up! Pots & Spoons, Measure Up! Cups, The Potty Train, Match Up Ride & Go, Match Up Hide & Seek
Language: picture books, children's magazines, tapes of stories
DT Toy Suggestions: Sounds Like Fun, The Potty Train, Match Up Hide & Seek, Match Up Ride & Go, Roll & Play
What Caregivers Can Do
Pretend-play (create a traffic jam with a toy car).
Play tag, bounce, catch, and empty-fill games.
Hide things; "lose" things, and let children hide things from you.
Build something with blocks.
Play "guess what it is."
Tell stories and let children supply missing words.
Reverse roles (you be the child; child be the caregiver).
Play guessing games.
Act out stories.
Let children imitate your activities (such as washing dishes and cleaning house).
Notice the child's play and praise efforts.
Help children to classify objects.
Sing to children.
Go on field trips in the backyard.
Take children to library.
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