Dr. Sally Says…
Remember, you are the real specialists of your child. With a year of parenting behind you, you probably have built up quite a lot of confidence. Let it show. The more you say what you mean and mean what you say, the more your toddler will heed you.
Age Range: One year
Area Being Developed: Fine Motor (Hand and Finger Activities)
Stacking makes a nice activity you and your toddler can do almost anywhere–and with almost any group of easy-to-handle items like single serving cereal boxes, paper cups in different sizes, measuring cups, small or mini plastic containers, and bars of soap. You may have other ideas. Set up your items of choice on a table or comfortable spot on the floor. Then start taking turns. Have fun as you and your toddler create your play.
RELATED MILESTONES OF DEVELOPMENT
Uses trial and error approach
Uses an object purposefully
Imitates new actions
Manipulates small objects
Stacks About two blocks or similar objects
Follows simple directions