Toy and Game Recomendations and Safety Tips

6 to 12 Months
12 to 24 Months
2 and 3 Year-Olds
Safety Issues and Resource List

 

 

6 to 12 Months
Toys, Games and Wordplay Handout:

Toys

Toys to Make

Games

Rhyme
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (finger play)
The itsy bitsy spider goes up the water spout (use fingers and thumbs to climb upwards)
Down comes the rain and washed the spider out (wiggle fingers as hands move downward)
Out comes the sun and dries up all the rain (sweep arms upwards in a circular motion)
And the itsy bitsy spider goes up he spout again (use fingers and thumbs to climb up)

Lap Game
The Ladies Go Prancing
The ladies go prancing, prancing, prancing
The ladies go prancing, prancing by (trot the baby slowly on lap, holding onto the babies hands)

The gentlemen go galloping, galloping, galloping
The gentlemen go galloping, galloping by (trot the baby faster on your lap, holding the babies hands)
The farmers go Plop! Plop! Plop! (Hold baby’s hands and alternate legs so baby goes off to the side on Plop)

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12 to 24 Months
Toys, Games and Wordplay Handout:

Toys

Toys to Make

Games

Rhymes
Mother Goose and Dr. Seuss books are good for rhyming

Songs
Old MacDonald
The Wheels on the Bus

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2 and 3 Year-Olds
Toys, Games and Wordplay Handout

Toys

Toys to Make

Song
Head and Shoulders (start slow and getting faster, touch each body part as you sing)
Head and shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes (touch each body part)
Head and shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes (touch each body part)
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose (touch each body part)
Head and shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes (touch each body part)

Fingerplay
Two little blue birds
Two little blue birds sitting on a hill (two index fingers standing next to each other)
One named Jack and the other named Jill (move one, than the other)
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill (fly one behind your back, fly the other behind your back)
Come back Jack, come back Jill (fly one than the other next to each other in front of you)

Games
Make up simple but slightly challenging games like: do three somersaults in a row.
Simple versions of hide the toy, follow the leader or hide and seek.


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Safety Issues and Resource List
Parent and Caregiver Handout

Toys to avoid:

Childproof your home

Website resources

Local Resources
Look at the following listings in your phone book. The number is located in the blue government pages for your county:


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