Hey I'm new here, and I have a one year old son...what kind of learning activities can I start him on?
play-based learning is all you need to worry about at this age. simply exploring the world around him is educational.
For a one year old, just play and talk to him about all the things you see around you.
At that age, just talking to them about what's going on, is teaching them. Some moms don't realize that they should have conversations with their little babies to keep them stimulated. The bad side effect to this is I think out loud all the time now. If I don't have one of my kids with me at the store, I look nuts! LOL
Take him to the store & let him touch the different fruit & vegetables & describe them to him like a kiwi is fuzzy & a pineapple is prickly & stuff like that. I also agree with all the other suggestions!
Hi! Welcome. :)
If you play with him using words that are familiar to him on a consistent basis, he should pick up a lot that way. You know, get a game he likes to play and say the names of of the objects repeatedly, slowly. You can actually do this with anything. For instance, you can get a ball and sit in the floor and push it slowly back and forth saying ball every so often. Before you know it, he will have picked up not only that word, but other words just because you made words interesting to know. As long as you make it fun and interesting, he will see the same thing. At his age, whatever mom finds interesting, baby usually does too. :)
Reading Rabbit if you have MAC computer. (Which upsets me as I used to live that game). Jump Start. ABC Mouse ($75.99 a month or something like that) for 2-6 years olds. Leap Start/Leap Pad maybe. V-Tec when it gets to be 2. Play is pretty much all that is needed from birth up until 5 years old.
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