This is a list of activities for kids in the age group 0-3 years. I feel that activities are so important for thr kids. It keeps them engaged, entertained and also helps to exploit their true potential. Activities improves their concentration, focus, emotional intelligence, creativity and the communication skills. Activities are the best way to teach our children.
It’s very important to introduce our children to activities. The first toy that I got for my son was an activity table and a few teethers. He still loves to use the table.
As a first time mom it is normal to get overwhelmed by the plethora of options that are available in the market. I have made a list of 101 different activities that you can use for your child. Have also given the links for the specific toys that I used for my son, Veer. I hope you will find this resource super useful.
Abacus is a good way to introduce your child to the concept of counting in a fun way. Kids love colours and beads. This encouages them to learn counting in a more interactive way. Good for kids in the age group 1.5 – 5 years.
This is the best way to introduce your child to the letters of the English Alphabet in an interactive way. The colours and the 3 D pieces makes learning letters a lot of fun. Make sure you are around your child when you play with these pieces. Good age group 2-5 years.
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Baby jumper allows mothers some free time to finish errands around the house and also encourages the child to sleep. This is a fun toy and most kids love it. Some people avoid using a jumper. However, this is a personal choice. I think it’s perefctly fine. I introduced my son to one when he was just 4 months old and he just loved it.
Baby walker definitely encourages kids to walk quicker and also helps to build the muscle strength in their legs. My son started to walk a few weeks before his first birthday and I think it’s because I gave him a walker when he was just 9 months old.
Bath toys are a lot of fun and they make bath an interesting activity. Most kids love toys during their bath time. Age 0- 5 years.
Blocks are so important. They encourage creativity, structure and hand-eye co-ordination. I make sure that we spend some time with blocks everyday. Age: 9 months – 8 years.
Picture board books are a great. This helps improve your kids vocabulary and also introduces them to the objects around the. I have been showing my son board books since he was just 3 months old. Age: 3 months – 3 years.
Book Teething Toy
Teething toys reduce the pain that the babies go through by providing a soft chewing surface, Must definitely get some of these for your child.
Bouncy seats relaxes the baby and also keeps them entertained. My son just loved the bouncy seats. The one I used is.-
Bumpy balls encourages grasping skills and hand eye co-ordination. This is a great toy for kids. Age group: 6 months – 3 years.
Colouring Books and Crayons
Colouring books is good for kids. Give them a plain surface to scribble. This encourages creativity and imagination skills. Also improves grasping. Age: 2 years and above.
Crib mobiles are very important. They calm and sooth the baby. Crib mobiles also encourages sensory interactions in new born babies. Age 0- 1 year.
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Crinkle books are definitely very interactive and attractive. Most kids love crinkle books and the way these books feel. Age: 0 -2 years
Dominoes help to develop number and pattern building skills. This is a very intellectually stimulating toy and great for your kid’s over all mental growth. Age: 2 years onwards
Drop Ball and Roll
Almost all kids love to play with balls. Balls are important and useful in so many ways. Improves motor skills and hand-eye co ordination. Actitivies like throw and catch also improve concentration. Age: 6 months onwards
Finger puppets are so much fun. Kids just love them. Also helps improve fine motor skills. My son just loves these. Age: 0 -3 years.
First 100 Words
This is a great collection of words that you can introduce your toddler to. Age: 4 months – 2 years.
Flash cards are amazig in so many ways. Super portable, interactive and amazing visuals. It’s the best way to combine play and learning.
Stickers help develop pincer grasp skills and are so much fun. You can also teach your child new words with the help of stickers.
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Interactive Baby Books
Press, touch and feel books are an amazing way to make your children fall in love with books. They are like a kid’s best friend. Age: 3 months – 3 years.
Jumperoo is a fun toy that improves the muscle strength of the legs. Jumperoo keeps the children entertained and engaged.
My son definitely loves kinetic sand the most. It’s the best sensory material for kids. Age: 2 years onwards.
Lacing toys are equally effective educational and developmental toys. Lacing toys promote fine motor skills, improves eye-hand coordination, builds pincer grip, develops patience and perseverance and increases attention span in children.
Lamaze Cloth Books
Lamaze cloth books are bbay friendly and super interactive. The touch and feel is amazing. Most kids fall in love with these books. Age: 3 months- 3 years.
Lego is definitely my top pick. It is amazing in so many ways. Encourages creativity, patiences, following instructions and hand eye co-ordination. These are super interactive and engaging. The more you play the better you get at it. It is just so much fun.
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Magnetic toys improve fine Motor Skills and hand eye co-ordination – As your child puts pieces of magnetic toys on the various surfaces they are learning about spatial awareness, hand eye co-ordination and developing fine motor skills in their hands and fingers.
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Matching and Memory Game
Matching and memory games improves critical thinking, attention to details and visual recognition. You have to introduce your children to these games.
Musical Egg Shakers
These toys are great fun and also like a musical therapy to the kids. Veer loves them
Musical toys are so important for sensory development. It improves gross and fine motor skills. Kids love music and musical toys are a must. Age: 4 months onwards
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Piano gym is so essential for toddlers. Good tummy time and exposure to visuals and sounds. Very good for their gross and fine motor skills. Age: 0 – 18 months.
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Play dough improves fine motor skills, hand muscle strength and also encourages creativity. The different colours and the texture is exciting to most kids.
Plush Toy Seat
These seats are super comfortable and most kids enjoy sitting on these soft plush toy seats. Encourages the kids to sit and have a good time. My son just loved it and I can never forget the smile on his face, everytime I put him on the seat.
Pop Up Surprise Toys
I have never seen a kid who doesnt love these pop up surprise toys. They are super interactive and fun to watch.
Ring connect improves hand eye co-ordination, concentration and creativity. Great toy for sure.
Shape sorters improves the children’s fine motor skills and problem solving skills. Introduces them to different shapes and colours.
A combination of audio and video works like magic. Most kids fall in love with these books. If you kid is not showing a lot of interest in reading then make sure you get a sound book for him/her.
Stacking toys develops children’s cognitive, mental and physical abilities. Children love stacking toys and it keeps them engaged for at least 15- 20 minutes.
Swings help to develop children’s core muscles and their sense of balance. Also helps to stimulate their brains.
Take Along Musical Toys
Melodies, songs and music is so important for children’s overall development. These take along musical toys keep the little ones entertained and engaged.
Take Along Stroller Clip On Toy
Stroller clip on tops are very cute and kids love colourful and attractive things. I personally love this.
Teethers soothe the gums of our children and also relaxes them. It is very important to give teethers to our little ones.
All kids love tents. Tents encourage kids to crawl, move around and also encourages creativity in them.
Toddler Learning Kit
Learning kits are so holistic and amazing for the kid’s development. You have to try this with your kids.
Touch and Feel Cloth Book
Cloth books are amazing. Kids love to play with these and also instills a love for books.
This is super essential for moms. Toy organisers are great. These help to keep the place clean. A clean environment is the best way to stay calm and productive.
Training toothbrush is very soft and easy on your baby’s gum. It is better to start with this.
Tummy Time Support
Tummy time support is very important for kids. This helps to build kids strong neck and shoulder muscles.
Spinning wheel encourages baby to reach, tug and strengthens hand-eye coordination.
This is a great way to introduce your child to the letters of the English alphabet. My son loves it. Wooden toys look and feel great. It is important for us to introduce different instruments of learning to our children.
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Toys are very important. However, it is even more important that we introduce our children to the correct toys. I hope this makes your selection process a lot easier.