Busy Book and Learning Activities
Toddler busy books and learning folders are a fun interactive way to keep those little ones busy. I started making busy books when my little boy was almost 14 months old and our love for such activities has grown ever since.
I created this fun and colorful Toddler busy book to introduce some basic maths, literacy and logic concepts to toddlers. This book can be used as a learning folder everyday with your toddler to help with understanding and learning of some basic ideas like color recognition, visual discrimination, number sense etc. The book has a total of 10 activities across a range of different concepts. You can also easily make a lot of variations to the activities to challenge your toddler even further.
Skills and activities in the Toddler Busy Book
Here are the skills that are taught and included in the printable busy book:
- Identifying and matching shapes : This is an important pre math skill to build up on for toddlers. An understanding of basic shapes and the ability to match similar shapes together enables a child to look at everyday objects and make sense out of them
- Identifying colors: Colors are everywhere and form a building block to visually discriminate between things. The ability to distinguish how a thing is shaped and colored will help your toddler to be able to distinguish between different letters and numbers.
- Puzzles: Puzzles are very important to work on logical and problem solving skills.
- Number sequencing: Sequence of numbers 1-10 is what you should focus on with your toddler. Start off with 1-5 and slowly move to 10.
- Pattern identification: Patterns are everywhere. The ability to identify patterns and sequence them helps in building a problem solving and analytical mindset.
- Sorting: Sorting of any kind is a basic pre-math skill. This activity is particularly focused on sorting fruits and vegetables. Instead of using the picture cut outs, you can also use real world objects with this activity.
- Number sense: The next step to number sequencing is the ability to identify that the numbers represent quantity. For instance, the number 5 actually represents a collection of 5 things.
- Size comparison: This is a fun activity to teach your toddler about Big/Small and how to discriminate/compare sizes
This busy book is really easy to put together and does not have very small parts that could be harmful for your little one. If you want to know how to put this folder together, check out the detailed instructions in the blog.
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