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Toddler Play

What can I do to help promote play in my child?

While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for the toddler:

  • toddler:
    • needs space in which to play and explore
    • likes sandboxes, swings, and playgrounds
    • likes to imitate others by pretending to perform adult tasks
    • likes to play in the water
  • What you can do as a parent:
    • allow your child to help with chores
    • read to your child
    • regulate your child's television watching
    • provide your child with a toy vacuum, pots and pans, and other housekeeping or work toys

Toys for the toddler:

  • toys that can be pushed and pulled
  • rocking horse
  • toys that can be ridden safely
  • balls
  • playground equipment
  • shovel and bucket
  • music
  • toys that can help with housework, such as brooms, a vacuum, and dishes
  • dolls
  • puzzles

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