Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Have the children roll out some sugar cookie dough.
Using plastic knives or cookie cutters, they cut out shapes (clothing shapes).
Bake. Provide frosting and fruit to decorate with when cooled.
Provide either your baby doll clothing or other items of clothing and gentle dish detergent or baby shampoo to the water.
The children will wash the clothes and then teach them how to wring them dry (great for developing large muscles!).
Provide and area directly next to the table that has a wooden clothing horse to hang the clothes on. Be sure to have a mat under it for the water.
You could alternatively provide a clothes line against a wall for the children to hang the clothes on.
Create or purchase a board that has different textures of fabric: wool, satin, burlap, cotton, etc.
Help the children to learn words to describe the textures (smooth, rough, sticky, etc.). FIND IN AMAZON
Self-Help Boards, Frames or Stuffed Animals
Create or purchase a board that has different zippers, buttons, snaps, lace, etc. for the children to practice on. I found a few on Amazon. You can click the links below to see details or to check out others they may have available.
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