Meet Lisa, Author, Teacher and Mum to Thomas
Lisa Forsythe is a teacher, a mum and author of Simple Activities for Toddlers: A Practical Play-At-Home Handbook for Parents. Caring for her toddler Thomas, throughout the pandemic, gave her the inspiration to create @simpletoddleractivites on Instagram to offer other parents activity ideas. This has led to her writing her debut book to share her expertise to other parents.
Simple Toddler Activities
Do you find yourself repeating the same activities with your toddler? Are you looking for new innovative ideas on how to keep them amused whilst making learning fun? If so, Lisa and Thomas have lots of great ideas to help you.
One of the most fun, imaginative activity books I've seen.
Each project is designed to enhance your bond with your child while masterfully creating innovative and memorable artwork. With art categories such as: Imaginative Play, Music, Sensory Surprise, Upcycled Art, Emotions Toolkit, Thinking Games and Fine Motor Strengthening, you’ll be creating masterpieces to enjoy for years. Best of all, most contents needed are lying around your house already. My favorite chapter was Upcycled Art. If you have a bunch bottle caps lying around, make a Bottle Top Garden! There are so many ideas that are original, easy to make and that keep kids busy and creating for hours. Gorgeous photos make all crafts practically come to life and each project has easy-to-follow instructions.
Looking for the best sensory play-based activities for your toddlers?
Looking for the best sensory play-based activities for your toddlers? Then this activity book is perfect for keeping your kids engaged with simple activities to promote learning and overall mental and emotional development. The best part is that all activities require things like recycling products like toilet rolls, egg cartons, cardboard, household items, and craft supplies, which saves your money and good for the environment. All activities are of high educational quality that maximizes the best use of your time, resources, and space. These play-based activities help your child thrive and ensures that they get a head start in life.
Equal parts fun and educational
The book starts with an amazing introduction that talks about the five key elements for the development of the child and the foundational skills for toddlers, which I think was a brilliant way to start the book. Each activity, the author talks about what they are, the materials used, step by step instructions how to construct the activity, the skills that are developed and the vocabulary the kid would learn from these activities. Also the book is so colorful and there are pictures that captures the activities beautifuly. I liked the fact that the author encourages us to re-use stuff that we already have or they would be thrown away and we can use them to entertain kids. The activities are equal parts fun and educational. And a lot of them were really creative and unquie.
An Absolute Treasure Trove
For a non-crafty mum like me, it helps take a lot of the fear away. Everything is visual, with clear instructions and pictures. Each activity lists out the materials you’ll need and any preparation required. After the step-by-step instructions, each activity has a section detailing the skillset your child will learn by doing the activity, and also a vocabulary section which gives a guide to the vocab you can introduce during the play. This book really is a practical play-at-home handbook for parents. I recommend it for EYFS and KS1 and especially if your child has to take in a craft to school and you’re struggling for ideas!
Love this book and the activities!
Super book for anyone with toddlers or time spent with toddlers. Clearly photographed. Easy to follow steps and all made with simple items you typically would have around the house. Each activity lists the development skills involved. Making educational learning fun in the home.
Amazing, fun, educational
My children LOVE this!! So many awesome ideas and activities in this book you definitely can’t go wrong!! No matter the weather there is something in this book to allow your kids to play, have fun and learn at the same time! I would 100% recommend this. My 5 year old likes to pick the activity she wants to do from the amazing pictures and her 2yr old brother just loves activity time now and is learning without even knowing it!!
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