Learning Activities for Toddlers. We live in a world that revolves around technology. It is so easy to sit our children in front of the tv and let them just watch. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely let my kids watch tv, basically all day. Not my proudest “mom moment” but hey I am human. How else am I supposed to get anything done?
My point is that technology has also created some neat learning gadgets for toddlers. That way we don’t feel as bad as parents when they are playing with them. They think they are playing, but they are also learning.
These are some of the activities our boys enjoy doing and learn from.
Leapfrog makes a handful of neat, learning toys. Our boys received the Leapfrog Laptop toy as a gift. It can be used as a laptop, but then the screen can swivel into tablet form. They learn letters, numbers, and music while playing. The tablet screen is a touch screen and there are games that allow them to follow an item and find it and touch it.
It also has a full keyboard with the alphabet. When they press a letter, they learn the letter and an animal that starts with that letter.
Linkimals are five different animals with five different activities. All five toys link together to talk and sing as a group. Our boys have four out of the five toys, we are missing the llama.
The moose has a light-up button on his belly to press and make him sing. The sloth has buttons on his feet to press and learn numbers, colors, and opposites. The hedgehog has five light-up buttons that teach shapes, colors, and numbers. The otter has a light-up keyboard that teaches the alphabet and first words. The llama is a light-up stacking toy with music.
Vtech has multiple electronic learning toys. Our boys have the Vtech dinosaur, which teaches counting, colors, food, and shapes. The interactive dinosaur asks questions about the food and colors and encourages the boys to answer by putting the correct food in his mouth.
Coloring is a great way to learn colors. It is also a way to allow your child to show their creativity. As a toddler, it is ok for them to just color however, but as they grow older they learn to color more in the lines and use specific colors. Coloring is also a way for a child to relax and deal with the stresses of every day.
Stickers are always a great activity but once they are stuck to a piece of paper you can’t take them off. Our boys like the sticker books that use static cling. They are able to put the stickers on the page and then take them back off and rearrange the scene. Teaches them placement of where stickers should go and can teach them animals, shapes, and colors.
Sports are a great way to run some energy off. A good ole ball can teach a child hand-eye coordination. Our boys love kicking a ball around in the house. Or when the weather is nice getting outside to play with a ball together. Eventually, if they want to play sports, those team sports will teach them teamwork and sportsmanship.
I hope you found some of these activities helpful and your toddler enjoys them also. Learning activities for toddlers.
Leave a comment below if your child liked another learning activity.
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These all sound like some great activities for toddlers. I know my kids always loved the toys that played music when they were small.
oh my yes, music is a big thing with ours too. Plus, they like to learn the song and sing along.
Lisa @ Midwest Glam
So many great options! My son always enjoyed coloring and playing with blocks. We did get him a Leapfrog too, but it didn’t get as much use.
Oliver is just now getting into coloring, but he colors all over the place. Blocks are another great activity, ours usually get thrown across the living room.
It is very important to develop the senses and skills of when kids are toddlers. It requires some time on the part of the parents too. I have seen people handing over phones or playing television for small kids. These are really great tips!
Haha don’t get me wrong, sometimes our kids get the phone and watch a singing video (especially when they are fussy in public) but it usually is rare.
This is a great list of activities! My son is only 10 weeks old right now, but I am excited to help him learn and grow. Thanks!
aww congratulations!! Enjoy that little one!
What some lovely ideas for getting toddlers learning, kids need to do something other than just play with technology.
Exactly, yes technology has its advantages, but it should not be the only thing we rely on.
I will try some of these activities with my grandbaby next time she comes over. She loves her V-tech toys that I have at my house.
Aww how sweet! V-tech has some great toys.
Static cling stickers are such a great idea! I know someone who has stickers all over her car windows and fridge – permanently. Static cling would eliminate that.
OHHH no. We have tried the puffy ones also but had a little guy who wanted to eat them. So, we will wait a little bit for them to make their return.
These are all great ways to play and learn for a toddler! I did a lot of these when my kids where little and honestly my 3 year old still enjoys some of these activities.
Yep our 3 year old still enjoys them also, and they sometimes play nicely together.
We used VTech toys for all of our children for lots of years. And then in the later years, we also had Baby Einstein toys. Both were standbys in our home!
Oh never had a Baby Einstein, might have to look into those. I have heard really good things about them.
These activities sure look like fun. I will forward this to my friend. She has a little boy who just started to discover the learning toys.
Thank you for sharing. Hope you can find something useful!
These are all such great ideas. I love doing these activities with my nephew!
That is wonderful! I am sure he enjoys it also!
Oh these are all awesome ideas, I’ll have to share them with my brother for my nephew. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!
Thank you for sharing. I hope he can find something useful for your nephew!
Janay @ https://justjournee.com/
Omg I loved reading this! All parents so read this because education is so important especially for toddlers
Toddler years seem to be when they absorb everything. Thank you!
VTech has a variety of options for growing babies. We’ve used so many of their learning products with our kids. The loved each one.
I like that they are coming out with more toys that grow with your child. Don’t have to buy as many toys but can change it up and it is new to your child.
Enriqueta E Lemoine
Wish I had this post when I was younger. Will definitely share with some people who may need it, great post.
Thank you so much for sharing. Really appreciate it.
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My three loved VTech toys when they were little. So much fun but educational too.
They are definitely entertaining, plus the boys don’t know that they are learning while playing. It is a win-win.