Fun Learning Ideas for Toddlers

Active, curious toddlers are at a wonderful age to begin introducing more organized activities that boost developmental, physical and social growth. Find hundreds of fun ideas and activities for toddlers that encourage discovery and establish the building blocks for future learning.

The activities and ideas shared at Bright Hub Education were developed and vetted by early education professionals, teachers, daycare providers, parents and grandparents. You’ll find tips and advice you can really use, written by those who are committed to the principles of early education, as well as some opinions on the educational system today. Open a dialog with other readers in the comments section, or make suggestions on additional content you would like to see.

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  • Four Shavuot Crafts for Early Childhood Students
    Shavuot? What's that? Many Jewish youngsters may go their whole lives without hearing of this pivotal holiday during which the Jews received the Torah. Make some of these crafts with your toddlers and preschoolers to teach them some of the concepts that surround the holiday.
  • Cheep-Cheep Toddler Fun with Plastic Easter Eggs
    Plastic Easter eggs are useful for toddler activities in the daycare classroom. Do not let these reusable Easter eggs linger in a box until next year. There are a number of teaching activities to do year round. Find out what to do aside from an Easter egg hunt with these "egg-cellent" activities!
  • Five Toddler Halloween Crafts for Holiday Fun
    Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to plan some fun crafts for your little ghosts and goblins. Read on for some great ideas for this age group.
  • Guide to Creative Educational Activities for Infants
    Infants need lots of TLC and care for their basic needs. They're bodies and mind are growing so quickly! Give your baby a head start with these fun and engaging activities that are fun for you too!
  • Teaching the Toddler Years in Daycare
    The toddler classroom is often the busiest, happiest and noisiest place in a child care center. It is important for teachers to remember that toddlers are not just short preschoolers, but that they require a specialized curriculum and activities that are suited just for them.
  • Sing, Dance, Play! Best Music Activities for Infants and Toddlers
    Are you looking for new circle time songs for your classroom? Or are you searching for songs to sing with your baby at home? Either way, this infant and toddler music guide features an array of excellent articles on the benefits of music, and creative ways to sing, dance and play to music!
  • Swim Towards these Fish Crafts for Toddlers
    Do not pass by these creative toddler fish crafts! Your toddlers will have a blast learning about fish with these hands-on crafts. Use these crafts as a supplement to your fish themed units or for stand-alone fun!
  • Hands-On Play With Sand and Water Activities for Toddlers
    Toddlers and preschoolers love imaginative playtime with special activities like sand and water play, so harness their naturally playful curiosity with these creative ideas. Plan and teach toddler lessons using interactive activities.
  • Big and Small: Toddler Math Lesson Plan
    Even toddlers have a sense of humor! Walk in with huge shoes on or a gigantic jacket to begin toddler your lesson on the concept of big and small. Someone will say, "That's too big!" Let the lesson begin.
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