Play ideas for children aged 3-4 years

Monday, July 13, 2020

Children love to play together, but with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, playdates with friends have been cancelled for many.

Only because your children are stuck inside does not mean they can’t have fun and learn at the same time.

Here are some ways recommended by UNICEF to enjoy play with your child and expand her world even when physical space or amount of friends is limited.

Dress up
Grab some different fabrics and clothing and encourage your little one to make a pretend costume out of what you have. Then, play a game together based on what he chooses. Who knows what adventures you’ll have!

Toddler challenge
Toddlers love to be given challenges as they are growing more physically coordinated. Ask your child “Can you lift your arm? Can you touch your hands to your toes?” Using the names of her body parts in context helps her learn, and lets her show you what she can do!

Name that noise
Make different animal noises and have him guess which animal you’re pretending to be. Encourage taking turns and let him make some noises too while you guess. This is a great opportunity to teach him more about the animals you each choose, too.

 “I’m going to catch you!”
Play the “I’m going to catch you!” game around the house by playfully chasing your child around your living space. If she has a lot of energy, this will help her to get it all out. You may need to join her for a nap yourself when you’re done.

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