Her toddler is becoming more independent and yet constantly reminded of her own limitations. Your child insists for the first moment, something ""alone!"" and asks you for help the next.
Your little one learns by trying everything: your child tries on buttons, opens and closes doors, turns lights on and off - enough to drive you crazy. Toys with interlocking parts, nesting and sorting toys, trucks with doors that can be opened and closed, a toy kitchen with buttons and doors, all this provides your child with countless opportunities to try and expand his or her own limits to get close to the light switch.
At this age, children learn the easiest by playing unstructured. All you have to do is spread out the toys - and then your little one jumps on it and starts playing.
Plastic or playhouse: Your child now loves to play food and drink. Any kind of miniature toys - from rakes and brushes to shopping carts to toy kitchens - allows your child to do what they love best: imitate the adults and create their own little world.
Big and Small Building Blocks: When your toddler plays with building blocks, she trains the fine motor skills of the hands by grabbing, stacking and sorting. Large blocks of foam can stacked on each other beautiful hideouts for toddlers. And small pieces of wood can sort your little one at will and create countless original buildings.
Toy Instruments: Children love music. And you like to make their own music, no matter how odd it may sound. Have your child putter on a toy guitar or hammer on a keyboard, and it will produce lots of original compositions. But make sure that the instrument has a volume control so that neither you nor your neighbors are disturbed by intense creative periods of the artist.
Puzzles: Puzzle games will help your child to small victories. The simple satisfaction of having placed something exactly in the right place is a wonderful experience. Choose those puzzles made of thick, easy-to-grasp pieces of wood.
Picture books and tapes: Tapes are not a substitute for a read story, but many toddlers find it fascinating to listen to a voice from an apparatus.They perceive that this voice sounds new and different. Infants love to hear nursery rhymes with a regular speech melody.
Railroad: Your toddler can use his new-found dexterity to hang the railroad cars together and then let the train whiz through the house. Your little one will be fascinated to learn what happens when the train is traveling around corners and what is the difference between a carpet and a floorboard as a base.
Washable pens and paper: Your child wants to leave his own signature - on walls, floors or furniture. Make room for your child to paint, give him a large sheet of paper (glue the sheet to the table) and two or three pens (more choices will overwhelm your child at the time). This is how up - and - coming artists understand that art needs its place. Hang up the painted pictures or crafted works.