Activities for Young Children


  • Make mobiles with colored shapes or objects for eye stimulation
  • Sing a lullaby or play music and “move” with your child
  • Use a lightweight scarf to play “peek-a-boo”
  • Make a textured block out of material such as satin, velvet, corduroy,  and flannel
  • Provide a variety of interesting objects for the child to practice their thumb and index finger in a pincher grip
  • Read, read, read storybooks
  • Make a baby book with pictures of the infant and family members
  • Create musical instruments with paper plates, bells, rattles, wooden spoons, and other objects
  • Provide “tummy time” on the floor for the infant to build upper body strength


  • Toss/catch a small ball
  • Play “Ring around the Rosy”
  • Provide playdough for the child to manipulate
  • Finger paint with pudding – Let them taste too!
  • Play a “Body Part” Game -Touch your nose, head, ear, tummy, leg, etc.
  • Provide lots of books – Children need their own to handle and love!
  • Play a follow directions game – “Can you close the door?”, “Bring me the ball, please.”, “Can you find the red ball?”, etc.
  • Sing songs – “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”
  • Play outside – Sand, water, riding, and push toys should be available



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