The Power of Parenting

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Playtime: 2½ to 3½ Years

There are lots of opportunities for building (blocks, cardboard boxes), climbing, jumping, swinging, arts and crafts, pretend play, dancing… just keep them coming as your child gets older.

Making a family album with a difference is fun. Instead of just photos, have a page for each member of the family and include information (and pictures) about events, favourite activities, favourite foods and colours and whatever else your child thinks should be there.

Matching and naming pictures helps your child begin to think in more abstract ways. For instance, if you have a picture of an umbrella, she has to find another umbrella, but it will be in a different picture, a different setting, and so on. You can do this with colours, shapes, faces, feelings (happy, sad, angry expressions) and more.

Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort: Talking with your child and encouraging her to share her ideas and feelings about her day, the people in her world, and other things makes her feel important and builds her sense of confidence and her language skills.

Play: Providing your child with blocks, boxes and containers enables him to build many imaginative structures that inspire all kinds of pretend play and encourage him to use his imagination.

Teach: Painting with brushes and drawing with crayons, chalk, pencils and markers allows your child to express her ideas through pictures, while developing skills needed later on for printing.