This play idea is brought to you by Knoala – Raise Happier Kids. Knoala is a free app that offers activities for parents to enjoy with infants to preschoolers.
Baby play doesn’t have to be complicated. What might seem quite simple to us can be infinitely captivating for our little ones. I’m sure you know what I mean. Ever play peek-a-boo over, and over, and over again? That’s why I was so excited when I was introduced to the Knoala app for the iPhone (or iPad). It’s loaded with simple, fun, engaging ideas and activities to inspire play with your little ones. The key word being simple. From what I’ve seen, the majority of the activities in the app can be done with little to no preparation and with things that you likely already have around the house.
I’ve tried a few of the play prompts with Little E but thought I would share this example with you just to show you how truly simple it can be to engage your little one in meaningful play.
Little E loved this activity. It was really so cute watching him. He “loves” his stuffed animals and his blankie all the time but it was a fun twist to put a focus on “giving love” as an activity. It gave him the opportunity to practice things like following directions (by way of me giving him directions to “go get bunny” or “give bunny loves”) and also worked on his understanding of how we show love by doing things like hugging and snuggling bunny. I have to say it was super cute to watch!
You can see the FULL play prompt instructions here:
I really do think this is very fun app. From this Mom’s perspective it’s great when you are feeling stumped and need a little inspiration. It’s easy to navigate and find developmentally appropriate activities quickly. I always have my phone nearby so it’s always at my fingertips. We already have a bunch of activities that we want to try bookmarked for later.
Perhaps you ‘d like to give it a try for yourself?
A little bit more about Knoala….
Knoala offers thousands of fun & development-boosting activities for parents to enjoy with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Based on your child’s age and local weather conditions, Knoala finds activities that are most suitable for you and your family. Bond with your child over games and crafts that foster artistic, cognitive, emotional, motor, sensory and language skills. Connect with thousand of parents to exchange ideas on how to keep your child happy and busy. Follow the hottest mom and dad bloggers for their expert advice on keeping your little ones entertained. With Knoala in hand, you never have to worry about your child feeling bored again. All content on Knoala are free, and always will be.
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