Here is a fun and simple counting activity for toddlers especially for those who loves Mickey Mouse. It’s very easy to set up, I got the printable online and it is designed to build their understanding of identifying numbers and how it’s represented using stickers.
This activity isn’t new, but obviously a really great one for developing Inigo’s familiarity with numbers and what they represent using physical objects. In this case I’ve kept it incredibly simple, which is often the best way to get him to learn, right?
When the invitation is done, he started to sort the stickers ( actually i print only in A4 and cut it, so it’s not really stickers😂 ). Then we count how many set of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters we have.
When I saw that his done sorting and counting,I tried to offer the counting fun template. The aim of this activity is for him to read the number and use the stickers to accurately represent it. I chose to have Inigo work with numbers up to 4 then eventually I added up to 5 to challege him further.
Seriously, this is such a great activity. It was so interesting to watch Inigo count out the stickers and add them to the column. I could see if he was able to count correctly, using one to one correspondence. I found that he knew more than I realized.
This wonderful Maths activity can also double to help his develop fine motor and sensory skills. Having said that, I chose to use glue to challenge him using his thumb and pointer finger when transferring the stickers.
When it is raining it means a lot of indoor time, but it doesn’t always have to be boring!
Our chinito Inigo have been playing with blocks so much. This by far has to be one of the simplest activity for toddlers that’s always on the move!
For me it was a win-win activity not only did he have fun But it also helped him improve his color recognition by counting and sorting.
Stay safe and dry everyone!
Two years! I watch you sleeping and I can’t believe you’re already two! I remember how tiny you were when you were born. You came out a bit too early and we got worried if you will be okay. Well, nothing to worry about because slowly, the little baby grew into a precious little boy!
Two years. I cherish every moment. I learned how big my heart is because I met you.I learned that I could give until there was almost nothing to give. I learned how far I could go without getting regrets of becoming a mother of three. I learned that a life of chaos with you and your siblings could be so fun! I haven’t learned everything yet, so if I fail you sometimes, please be patient with mommy. I will try again.
You have the sweetest little voice and my goodness, you are talking so well. Communicating with you has gotten more and more fun because you can tell us what you need and want and you are speaking in full sentences. You even starting using your manners “excuse me please, thank you & you’re welcome bulol nga lang
You are smart, #chinitoinigo. It’s amazing what you understand and can communicate to us. You have such a loving heart. Sometimes you will grab my hand and say “UP UP” so we can play hide and seek. It is so much fun to see you interact with Nanay Celda and Lolo Bossing.You call Lolo Bossing”Boboss” and light up when you see him. And you and Boboss have a very special relationship. You love eating beside him and mimick him especially when he’s teaching you kalokohan.He loves you and plays with you and you two have a wonderful bond that I have loved getting to see grow!
One of my favorite relationships that I have loved watching blossom is with our princess. From day one, you have been smitten to her- but in the last few months as you’ve gotten old enough to really play and love on her, you two have become the best of friends. You loves chasing her around, messing her around, singing with her, playing with her, and snuggling with her. Your love for each other radiates from both of you when you’re around each other. It is one of the most precious things I have ever witnessed… and I know it will only grow stronger. Princess Isabelle must be very lucky girl to have you!
Your dad and I talk about you all the time… we feel so lucky that you are our baby boy. You are building such a strong relationship with both of us and I know you will always be one of my best friends. I have so many special memories from the last 2 years. I feel beyond blessed – you are so unbelievably loved. What a privilege and thrill to get to watch you continue on this adventure through your life. You are such a gift
#chinitoinigo is 22 months old today and i can’t believe that i didn’t post his lego theme birthday party. Give me more time🔜😆.
The little boy is so talkative though there are words that we really can’t understand.
Some of his clear words-
Parts of the face:
- he’ll also say neck and toes
Parts of the body:
When it comes to his favorite foods:
- he clearly say milk
- itti (for spaghetti)
- yoyet (chocolate)
- eyk (cake)
- toto (water)
- ice (iced tea)
- ba-ba-ba (banana – because of the minion song)
His expressive language:
- ayk – for “i don’t like”
- Noooooo- for big NoO
- ipers (for slippers)
- ba – borrow
His also very OC when it comes to putting back his slippers and shoes. Kung san kinuha dun niya ibabalik..
Every night before sleeping he’ll asked all of the people closed to his heart..
- Bobos- Lolo Bossing
- Nanay – for Nanay Celda
- Ya- for Kuya Angelo
- Besh – for Isabelle
- Ek- for Tita Keke (when asked where’s Tita Keke, he’ll say Bay for Dubai)
I can’t think anymore too sleepy perhaps but i’ll definitely post more updates soon..
We have lots of wooden toys in our house. And Melissa and Doug items are always on my shopping cart.
Shapes learning has been taking place in our house for some time. I have toddler who is working on shapes identification.
One of our favorite and really useful is the Wooden Shape Puzzle. It has an easy-grasp knobs for little hands with matching pictures underneath!
Playing and learning with your toddler doesn’t have to be hard. It can be fun and memorable for both you and your toddler.
I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t love water play. Even the smallest bin or bucket of water will keep any toddlers happy for hours. Two very simple things – water and squeezy bottle – have been keeping #chinitoinigo busy and happy again and again.
Quick and Easy Toddler Activity
What you need:
- Small tub with 1/4 to 1/2 full of lukewarm water.
- A small squeezy bottle
- A towel to catch spills
- Washable tempera paint (optional)
Directions: I filled the small tub with clear water and gave the squeezy bottle to Inigo. Eventually, I added blue tempera paint to look like an ocean.
Inigo likes to squirt the bottle. I am happy to let him since it builds fine motor skills. Squeezing the bottles is also great for fine motor skills, and it’s so much fun!
We also used this chance of learning new vocabulary words like empty, full, squeeze, dry, wet and squirt.
Sometimes, it is often the simplest things that engage young children the most.
Loads of fun with just a few simple things and very little preparation. For this invitation to play, I gave toothpick and empty clear plastic container.
I gave him the empty container and a small paper plate filled with toothpicks. I showed him how to pick up one toothpick at a time and drop it into the container.
When it was his turn, he picked up several toothpicks at a time and then ended up dropping them.
He learned that it worked much better to only pick up one at a time. He was very engaged in this task and thorougly enjoyed it. 👍
It was a hot day and though were itching to get out we couldn’t really get out of the house and go somewhere. Instead I created an invitation and did what we do best – play with paint.
Who wouldn’t like cars?! Inigo is in to cars right now and I must say that they are his favorite toys!
That’s where the idea came from when we find another way to use them in our daily activities
We have painted with cars before with Kuya Angelo. of course we had fun back then; it is a kids classic.
I set out a variety of vehicles toys we own along with some fluorescent paint. IKEA Mala paints can make vibrant prints.
Cars and paints ” mommy gets a gold star”!😝
Every activity involving paint becomes a sensory activity, right?