The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book: 100+ Fun Early Learning Activities for Outside Play (Toddler Activity Books) (Paperback)
Encourage learning through play with these fun outdoor activities for toddlers aged 1-3.
Outdoor play promotes creativity, strengthens muscles, enhances social and emotional development, and makes learning fun. This book is packed with dozens of engaging and educational toddler activities that emphasize early learning and get kids excited about being outside.
Each chapter is devoted to a specific type of toddler-friendly play: messy play, active games, nature-based activities, water activities, and outdoor arts and crafts. Bold icons show what each activity teaches your child, allowing you to choose activities appropriate for their developmental stage to help guide their growth.
This colorful book of outdoor toddler activities includes:
- SKILL-BUILDING EXERCISES: Help your little one build up important skills like problem-solving, mindfulness, shapes and letters, sorting, patterns, and many more.
- ACTIVITY TIPS & TRICKS: Find suggestions for making the most out of each activity and "Caution!" labels for exercises that require increased supervision.
- DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: Learn more about your child's motor, language, and social-emotional skills at each stage of development.
Add more intentional play, meaningful connection, learning opportunities, and plain old fun to your toddler's days with help from The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book.
About the Author
KRISSY BONNING-GOULD is a former art teacher with a master’s degree in K-12 art education. After becoming a mother, Krissy founded the popular site B-InspiredMama.com where she shares inspiration for kids’ crafts, learning fun, kid-friendly recipes, and creative parenting tips. Follow her educational fun at www.B-InspiredMama.com.
"The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book is an amazing collection of diverse activities to get kids moving, thinking, and creating! I especially love how Krissy details the specific skills developed with each activity. This would make a perfect kid's gift idea or resource for teachers and educators!"—Stacey Rodriguez, TheSoccerMomBlog.com and co-author of The Slime Book
"Sensory play is essential for all children, and this book is packed with great sensory activities! It’s clear Krissy understands how a child’s complex sensory system needs sensory play beyond just typical sensory bins. She has included active, messy, creative, and even mindfulness activities that help regulate different aspects of the sensory system. This book is a must-have resource for any parent or teacher of young children."—Dayna Abraham of LemonLimeAdventures.com, co-author of Sensory Processing 101, and author of The Super Kids Activity Guide to Conquering Everyday
"As a toddler teacher, I have a handful of resources for learning activities, but there really isn't much available for toddler-friendly outdoor play and learning. I especially love how the activities include open-ended play and exploration along with gently guided learning. What a great resource for any toddler teacher or parent!"—Sheryl Cooper, Toddler Teacher, Founder of Teaching2and3YearOlds.com