At some time in their second year, most babies take their first steps and become toddlers. The toddler period usually ends at age three and the child becomes a preschooler.
Through play, toddlers learn language, social skills, personal awareness, creativity, problem-solving and control of their body movements. If toddlers are given interesting toys and materials to play with and opportunities for movement and exercise, they will learn easily and quickly. Much of their play will revolve around an adult, who provides the tools and activities to support and extend their learning.
The following activities will meet the learning and developmental needs of toddlers and engage their interest. All are suitable for the home or the nursery.
For the full article click follow this link: Toddler Play.pdf
By Dr Lin Day (founder of Baby Sensory, Hello Baby, and Toddler Sense)