Up to two years of age, your child will spend longer on toys that she can use independently, particularly those that imitate the adult world. Dolls, toy houses, and cars, for example, will enable her to act out the scenes she sees in real life.
As she gets older, she will acquire new skills and enjoy anything that tests them- building and knocking down, or constructing and taking apart. Household items such as plastic containers and cardboard tubes will stimulate her creativity and imagination. Drawing, painting, making shapes with clay or colored dough, and fitting together puzzles encourage creativity. Long before she’s able to write or draw formally, your child will love scribbling and using colors, so give her crayons and lots of paper. A box of colored chalks and a blackboard and easel, set up at her height, will be useful because she’ll be able to draw, then rub out her work, and start again.
Children love being part of the domestic routine. A small child can be given a little bowl with some flour to mix each time you bake; she can help also with carrying, and use a small dustpan and brush to help with the cleaning.