Develop your Toddler’s Learning Ability.(13 months to 3 years) – LOOKER SKILLS
A toddler needs no formal instruction to learn about her world. Whether she spends the say with a parent or a caregiver, she’ll absorb plenty of important information through play and sensory experience. But when the adult in charge makes a toddler’s learning style a factor in the selection of her toys, her activities, and her activities, and her outings, the child will be gently guided towards well-rounded development, and will acquire skills that are sure to prove invaluable during her academic years and beyond.
Building Looker Skills
(Take the Learning skills Quick Check for knowing your Toddlers Learning Style preference)
The Looker skills acquired during the early years help a child to recognize, recall, and reproduce what she sees through such fine motor endeavors as drawing and painting. The Toddler who lags behind in this area usually finds intricate toys, puzzles, crayons, tools and even eating utensils to be objects of frustration. But the toddler whose eye-hand skills are affirmed or improved through specially chosen experiences approaches both these and later visual tasks with more interest, more confidence, and more success. Looker toddlers will delight in any visual stimulation adults can provide, while Listeners and Movers, whose skills in this area can use an extra boost, will do best when Looker activities are tied in with their preferred sense: hearing or touching. You may find some of these suggestions helpful.
Enhancing a Toddler’s existing Looker Skills.
- Offer a shape-sorting toy, which requires your toddler to insert a shape into a matching opening.
- Provide snap-together Blocks.
- Make a photo album of people and objects familiar to your child, and look at it together often.
- Offer a set of different –sized toy barrels for your child to stack and fit inside one another.
- Provide a pegboard with pegs.
- Encourage your child to scribble in various art mediums-chalk, crayon, washable marker, and the like –on different colored papers.
- Bring in different DVD specially developed for toddlers; they will delight your Looker with various scenes and colors.
- A Desk and an easel, offers a multitude of fine motor opportunities for your little looker.
- Arrange to exchange puzzles with several friends so that your toddler always has several “fresh” ones to play with.
Encouraging development of LOOKER Skills in Toddlers who are LISTENER.
- To rest and refresh her eyes, encourage your child to use “Palms”. Hold her hands, palms up, in front of her. Place the center of her cupped palms over her eyes to shut out all outside light. Then tell her to close her eyes while you count slowly to ten.
- Study an object together. Then hide it, close your eyes and take turns describing the object to each other.
- Tell your child a story in the dark. This will encourage her to envision details.
- Find a place outdoors to lie down and watch the clouds together. Talk about what you see.
- Play store, exchanging pretend money for pretend items. Talk about each item and how much it costs.
- Buckle your toddler into her highchair and give her a bowl of fist-sized novelty magnets to stick on the refrigerator door. Offer verbal encouragement.
- Buzz puzzles with knobbed pieces for easy insertion and removal.
- Invest in a lift and look book, where one picture is hidden under another, and share it with your toddler.
- Provide fist-sized easy grip crayons.
- Visit a local sporting event – a High soccer game is fine- and tell your toddler various details to watch for.
Encouraging Development of LOOKER skills in Toddler’s who are MOVERS.
- Encourage your toddler to pour water from a plastic pitcher into plastic cups. Movers love messy water play.
- Show your toddler how to pump the handle of a top to make it spin.
- Introduce bath puppets.
- Roll a large lightweight ball to each other. Remind your toddler to keep her eyes son the ball.
- Offer your child materials like glue sticks, felt scraps, washable markers, and other fist-sized items to be used for simple crafts.
- Work together with clay and modeling dough.
- Get an erasable magnetic drawing board that works both fingers and arms.
- Encourage play with two-inch collectible cares, some of which change color with variations in temperature or, with a few twists, convert into entirely different objects.
- Provide a pegboard with fist-sized pegs.
Read my other articles for complete understanding of your CHILDS Learning Skills.
How to Develop Toddler’s LISTNER Skills.
How to Develop Toddler’s MOVER Skills.
How to maximize Toddler’s LOOKER Skills.
To Take a Quick Check of your child’s Learning Styles, click the links below.
Learning Styles in INFANCY Quick Check (Birth to 12 months).
Learning Styles Quick Check in Toddlers (13 months to 3 years).
Learning Style Quick Check in Preschooler (3-5 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Kindergartners (5-6 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Grade 1 (6-7 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Primary Scholar (9-10 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Teenager (13-14 years).
Learning style Quick Check for Parents.
See How you can ENHANCE and DEVELOP various skills of your Child during various stages, click the links below.
Infancy (Birth to 12 months).
Toddler (13 months to 3 years).
Preschooler (3-5 years).
Kindergarteners (5-6 years).
Grade 1 (6-7 years).
Primary Scholar (9-10 years).
Teenager (13-14 years).
To determine your personal learning style and its influence on your child, click the links below.
Take the learning style Quick Check for parents.
PARENTS Learning Styles and Life Styles Quick check
Why Identify and Modify Learning Style
How Parental Learning style influences a Child’s style