Match box cars is one of the fun toddler activities and preschool learning games.
Give your child a car and let him propel the car BACK and FORTH between the track.
When she's moving the car FORWARD, talk about what that word means. Tell her that forward means the same as ahead or front.
When he backs the car up, talk about what BACKWARD means. Say reverse is what you do in a car when you are backing up.
Then tell her to move the car up or down when you say "forward" or "backward".
Play an activity with the match box cars. Tell her to move her car forward 1 time, then two times up to 5 times. See how far her car goes down the track.
Then have her move the car backwards. Talk about why a car may be backing up.
To get out of a parking space, to back up on a street, to get out of the garage.
One of the fun dress up, toddler and discovery kids activities
Let your child put on his favorite dress up clothes of mom or dad.
Have them stand in front of a mirror. Tell her to smile. When she does explain that this means she's happy.
Tell her when she cries, she's sad.
Then talk about the family pet. How does your dog look when he's happy? When he's nervous or scared?
How does your cat look when she's content? Can your child meow like the cat?
Tell your child to smile. Tell her to look at herself. What does she feel when she smiles?
Even if she doesn't want to smile, does it make her feel happy?
Then tell her to look sad. Does it change her mood and make her sad?
How does he or she feel with mom's or dad's clothes on? Do they feel grownup? What does being grown up mean? Talk with your child about it.
If you have a digital camera, take a picture of your child while she looks at the mirror. Show this to her. What does she think?