What are some fun games for toddlers

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Answered by: Ellisha, An Expert in the Toddlers - General Category
Having a toddler means there is never a dull moment around the house. Toddlers not only use playtime as a time for fun, but also as a time to learn. There are many fun games you can play with your toddler to keep them entertained and learning. Listed below are a few fun and educational games for toddlers.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek is a very popular game and most people are familiar with it. If you aren't familiar with it, this is how it works: One player hides and the other player or players count to ten. When they are done counting they go to find the player who is hiding. Whoever find the player first, gets to hide on the next round. This game is great for toddler because it teaches them to take turns during a game as well as how to follow rules. Toddlers will love this game because of their natural curiosity and sense of adventure.

Animal Sounds

Another simple but fun game for toddlers is Animals Sounds. There are a few different ways to play. One way is to make an animal sounds and ask your child what animals makes the sounds. Another way to play is to have your child copy the animals sounds you make. You can also play by showing your toddler a picture of an animal and asking him what sounds the animals makes. This game not only keep your child laughing but also teaches them about animals.

The Hokey Pokey

Everyone loves the Hokey Pokey. Your toddler will love dancing and singing with you while learning about the different party of the body. To play stand with your toddler and start the Hokey Pokey song. Teach your child how to do the motions to the words of the song. It make take some practice at first, but soon your toddler will know exactly how to play.

Red Light, Green Light

To play Red Light, Green Light, you will need to have your child stand in one spot while you stand a few yards in front of him. When you say "green light", your toddler starts walking towards you. When you say red light he must stop. This game can be played with more than one child and is a fun way to teach your toddler how to follow the rules.

Shape Hunt

This game is easy and can be played almost anywhere. Simply make some shape flash cards or draw the shapes on paper and challenge your toddler to find a shape that matches it somewhere around the house. A great way to have fun and learn shapes. This game can also be played with colors.

The above games for toddlers should provide your family with hours of fun. After trying all of them, you may be inspired to create your own game. Just keep in mind that toddlers love to be stimulated. Loud noises and bright colors make anything fun for them. Take advantage of your playtime and make it a time for education as well as fun.

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