3rd birthday is coming! Milestone charts for toddlers
“Demanding two” slowly passing and you can’t wait to rid of crying for no reason. Luckily, your toddler is grown up enough to learn acceptable ways of expressing his/hers desires, needs, emotions, and moods. It is crucial not to skip this corrective steps – their adoption will significantly facilitate the time that is coming. Articles about how to teach our children skills of listening and how to avoid unnecessary crying during “demanding two” can be helpful. Besides, this is a series of fun exercises and games for proper psychomotor and cognitive development of your child. Enjoy growing up together- read milestone charts before 3rd birthday!
Exercises for development of motor skills before 3rd birthday
I believe that so far your toddler becomes a fearless little
explorer. I’m sure you’ve rehearsed how to climb and down from the chair, and the toddler has discovered how to get to the things you’re trying to put beyond his/hers reach. If not, this is a new challenge for you as a parent. Teach your child to fetch things using a little not-sliding chair to reach the desired object. I know, after that child care and the provision of space in which residence is more complex, but in any case, better to teach them how to use a chair safely, but to a child discovers it at the moment when you are not watching.
Try not to worry. Other games are safer than knowing the chair. The exercise is throwing a ball and kicking it using one foot, and then the other one, as you design the game. Your toddler is growing up to drive a scooter! Some children immediately fall in love with him, while another find it relatively uninteresting. Before you run and buy new, phenomenal, improved scooter, offer toddler to try on someone else’s scooter, just to see if he likes it at all. I think that this is good advice when buying all things related to sports activities that your youngster will be required. Tricycle, for which you also sufficiently increased, rollerblades, bicycles and some other things- offer them to the child before you buy them. It is not rare that the interests of the child and us, the parents, do not match, and the insistence on their fit only cause mutual frustration.
Coordination exercises before the 3rd birthday
Games stretching children’s fingers are becoming more imaginative. Practice undressing and dressing, buttoning and unbuckle or on yourself or a doll, Teddy Bear, Spiderman, whatever your toddler enjoy playing. If you hadn’t yet, now is high time to start with the puzzles and assembling a jigsaw of the two-dimensional figure of 2, 4, 8 and 16 parts. You will be surprised with the toddlers progress!
If you love to draw and paint, bring tempera into the game. You may want to use oilcloth, and prevent toddler to gets dirty himself/herself and all around him/her, and then paint with a sponge. Cut a piece of the sponge and set it on a wand that toddler is dipped in tempera and tap on the paper. Do not forget that with these masterpieces decorate the children’s room or space in which (s)he resides.
Regarding markers, practice drawing the circle, although “circle” sounds very pretentious. The closed fault line that with a lot of imagination may look like a circle is just fine. Try then to color this circle. How do children the most quickly learn by observing, try to paint together, so that toddler can see what is expected of him.
Exercises for speech development
To make development od speech better and in the wish that the toddler is constantly enriching vocabulary is advised learning of short songs and recitation. If you notice that the child incorrectly pronounces voices, try to practice exercises for the correct pronunciation (depending on the troubled voice, the internet is full of wonderfully designed exercises by a speech therapist) or go to a speech therapist.
It is hard to believe that direct conversation with the child is crucial for stimulating speech, and that is often overlooked. Do not act like your toddler is a baby, because (s)he is not. Talk about absent, and for child important things and persons – Where’s Mom? From whom did you receive gifts? Whose is this house? Where does your grandmother live?
Exercises for a better socialization
In this period, experts advise you to try to stimulate playing games with the toddler and channel it. That means that you should spend some time together, focused od each other, in a, for both of you, amusing way. If you just want some guidance, recommended are games with different roles such as cooking, eating, fixing cars, healing, masonry house, pretending that you are a teacher, firefighter, dinosaurs- depending on the interests of your child.
What would a child up to the 3rd birthday be able to do is to fulfill three orders in continuous actuary- to put three items in different places, to go to another room for the toy, bring it and shut the door, take off shoes, put them in place and put on slippers.
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