5 Simple Learning Activities For Your 20-Month-Old Baby

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Children reach their developmental milestones at their own pace. If you are looking for the best activities for a 20-month-old-baby, you are at the right place. With your adorable toddler growing up and learning to communicate and play, it’s a nice idea to introduce them to some interesting activities. And if you have run out of ideas already to help them have a fun learning experience, here we are with a list of some amazing toddler activities. Read on to know more.

Top Five Activities For Your 20-Month-Old:

Here are five fun activities for 20-month-old toddler that he will love:

1. Smear It On:

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You Will Need:

  • Finger paints.
  • Wax paper
  • Plain paper
  • Tape

How To:

1. Place the wax paper on a solid surface and tape it up to avoid slippage. Tape the plain paper over this.

2. Drop a small amount of paint onto the paper. Dip your finger in it and show your toddler how she can smear it. Let her try.

3. Once she knows what to do, add more colors to make it interesting. Gradually teach her about the colors she is using.

4. The activity will help develop your toddler’s motor skills. It is a great way to introduce her to colors.

2. Is It There?

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You Will Need:

  • A small toy or object that will fit easily in your pal

How To:

1. Show your toddler the object.

2. Now place it in your palm and make sure your toddler is watching. Slowly close your fingers around the object to hide it from view. Now put your hands behind your back.

3. Ask your toddler ‘where is the toy’ and slowly bring your hands to the front.

4. Ask her to point at the hand in which she thinks the object is. Open the fist slowly to show her whether or not the object is there. Once she finds the object, express surprise and happiness.

5. The activity will teach your toddler about object permanence and observation. It is also so much fun for a 20-month-old.

3. The Handy Helper:

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You Will Need:

  • A small clean broom
  • A clean cloth

How To:

1. Start by wiping a safe place using a clean cloth. Try choosing a surface that your toddler can easily access. It should not have anything potentially harmful.

2. Make sure your toddler is watching you as you do this.

3. Give the cloth to your toddler and ask her to clean up the place. You can also sprinkle a few drops of water on the surface to give your toddler more things to clean.

4. The activity will help your 20-month-old toddler develop her gross motor skills.

4. The World From Your Toddler’s Eyes:

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You Will Need:

  • Any safe place where you can spend free time with your toddler

How To:

1. Make sure you have plenty of time at hand. Choose the time of the day when your toddler is happy, energetic, well-fed, and rested.

2. Take your toddler to a nearby park or garden, or even the nearest mall or shopping complex.

3. Let your toddler show you the path. Follow your toddler and see all those things that seem fascinating to her.

4. Do not rush her to move on, even if it seems she is doing nothing but standing and staring.

5. The activity will give your toddler a chance to learn about the world at her pace.

5. Match It:

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You Will Need:

  • Any object that your toddler also has a copy of – socks, a hair clip, a book

How To:

1. Make sure you do this activity in a place where your toddler has easy access to her things.

2. Hold up an object from your stash and show her. Name the object.

3. Now ask her to find the same. For example, if you are holding out a sock, tell her ‘it’s mamma’s sock, can you show me your sock?’

4. Applaud her when she manages to retrieve the similar object.

5. The activity will teach your toddler about various objects and basic matching.

These activities for a 20-month-old baby will help you keep your child engaged and also teach them specific vital skills. Be it matching activities or taking your little one outdoors for a walk and letting them explore things from their perspective, it helps them develop their cognitive abilities and improves their social knowledge. Keeping your child engaged in such activities also helps them be productive and reduces screen time. Remember to let your child do everything at their own pace and not try to force them so that they can enjoy and make the most out of the learning process.

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Mitha Shameer

Mitha is passionate about writing on topics related to women and children. She loves to present the brighter side of life to her readers in the form of her articles. She writes on games, stories, arts & craft, celebrations and more for MomJunction. When she isn't glued to online shopping websites, she loves reading books and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Dr. Misha Yajnik

(MD)
Dr. Misha Yajnik is an American Board Certified general pediatrician practicing in the US. She did her undergraduate studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio and obtained her MD degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. With over a decade of experience with children from newborns to adolescents, her special interest lies in helping parents navigate the difficulties... more