Collage with a toddler

Age: from around 18 months

Time: 5 to 10 minutes (or longer if your child concentrates on one activity for longer)

Needed: large piece of paper or card, cut up images from magazines (I stuck to circles, but will change it next time to vary the activity), plus crayons / pencils / sequins if desired, glue stick

Development: helps your  child express their creativity, make their own choices, lean about playing alongside you (so they’re having to do some sharing), and develop fine motor skills

This is a pretty simple activity once you’ve assembled all the bits and pieces, and the clean up is minimal which is always a bonus!

The key thing is to encourage your child to do as much as they can themselves, and make sure they get lots of praise for sharing or taking turns.

Hope you enjoy it!  🙂

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