Parents are natural teachers, but they often need inspiration to direct their babies' energies into interactive activities, as well as guidance on what games to play and how to play them. Toddler Play offers parents, older siblings, grandparents, and other caregivers kid-friendly skill-building activities that are easy and fun to do. Developed exclusively by Gymboree's play experts, each activity is based on ideas pioneered in the Gymboree Play and Music Programs.
The one hundred activities in this book are for infants from 1 to 3 years and are grouped according to age-appropriateness. There are active physical games for strengthening growing muscles and improving coordination as well as quieter role-playing games for stimulating the imagination and developing early language skills.
Each activity was conceived first and foremost to be fun: development and learning naturally follow. Whether you're a first-time parent or a grandparent or you just want to expand your existing repertoire of activities and songs, Toddler Play helps you and your toddler grow, learn, and most important of allhave hours of fun together.
For more than a quarter century, Gymboree has helped parents and children discover the many pleasures and benefits of play. Based on established principles of early childhood education and administered by trained teachers, Gymboree's Play and Music Programs emphasize the wonder of play in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment complete with colorful, child-safe equipment. Gymboree has contributed to the international awareness of the importance of play and now runs its interactive parent-child Play and Music Programs in more than twenty-five countries.