10 Best Home Activities for Kids Aged between 2 and 4 Years
Are you wondering about some entertaining ways to educate your kids aged 2 to 4? Children at this age require indoor activities and online learning that helps in the development of their critical thinking, as well as motor skills.
The activities like play dough, building blocks, and finger painting help them develop various skills at a younger age.
Soon after the child is 2-year-old, they are likely to experience several physical, social, intellectual, and emotional changes to understand things around them. When the child is 2 to 4 years of age, they require activities that keep them more engaging.
Children begin to recognize various things and explore the world at 2 to 4 years. OurPlayschool has well-designed skill-based activities that help the children explore.
Why are Home Activities Important for Kids?
Keeping the children engaged at home is difficult but has proven benefits.
Here are some benefits of engaging your kids in indoor activities and online learning.
- Encourage the children to try new things without any fear making them fearless.
- Provides a platform to develop their problem-solving skills.
- Well-planned and proven hands-on activities to learn the concepts in a fun way.
- Online learning and coding at an early age teach them skills like determination, resilience, and persistence.
- Home activities also help children to learn flexibly, along with improving their motor skills
10 Best Home Activities for Kids Aged between 2 and 4
Here are some of the best indoor and online activities to try with your kids at home:
- Read and Listen to a Book
Reading and listening to a book online or physically will help kids learn new things. Reading develops language skills in children at an early age. We at OurPlayschool help your kids to start reading a book online or let them listen while teachers read a book to them.
Skills learned: Listening, reading, vocabulary, and speaking
- Play Simon Says
This game allows children to perform actions to a set of instructions. For instance, we begin with easy directions like Simon says, “Touch your toe, Simon says, “tug on the right ear, and then your left ear.” We even ask them to catch, jump, and perform more actions with this game.
Skills learned: Following directions, motor skills, and receptive language
- Object Line Tracing
Object Line Tracing helps prepare the children to write legibly. All we do is, ask the kids to place a few objects on a white sheet and encourage them to trace lines around it using crayons or chalk.
Skills learned: Motor skills and self-control
- Building Blocks
Building blocks activities for toddlers help the children be creative and build something independently. It also encourages them to be future programmers and engineers. This activity, however, requires a lot of patience, determination, and persistence.
Skills learned: Determination, imagination, creative thinking, and fine motor skills
- Make a Collage
The Collage-making activity helps enhance creativity, imagination, and thinking skills. Provide different pieces of paper or pictures and encourage and allow the children to glue them as desired on a chart.
Skills learned: Creativity, following instructions, and language
- “Stop and Go” Game
The focus of the game is on the auditory and following the direction. It develops self-control in kids and helps them compromise, negotiate and handle conflicts without being frustrated.
Skills learned: Self-Control, listening, following direction
- Count Everything
Count Everything is also one of the engaging and fun activities. Make use of everyday objects or household items for playing this activity. Stack different things in a row and allow the child to count along with you.
Skills Learned: Counting skills, memory, and sequencing
- Colour Mixing
Allowing the kids to play with colours while teaching more about colours is the best way to develop creativity and appreciation skills in young minds.
Skills learned: Colour recognition, motor skills, imagination, creativity, appreciation
- Initiate Conversation
Kids love conversation, so initiate with interesting prompts allowing them to discuss together. Encourage the children to talk about their favourites.
Skills learned: Language, communication, vocabulary, speaking and listening, thinking skills
- Obstacle Course
The obstacle course is another fun indoor game to play with toddlers. It boosts their learning experience. Set obstacle courses with kids’ toys, enabling them to self-navigate a truck or a car through it.
Skills learned: Motor skills, balancing, confidence, problem-solving skills.
Playing indoor activities with kids is a great way to help them learn many things. Meanwhile, it encourages them to explore a whole new world around them.