For 2 - 3 year olds, the cerebral cortex cells metabolism is the most exuberant period, is the sensitive period of psychological development, and is the important period of baby's language development, as well as the critical moment of personality started to form. At this sensitive period, parents should know about the following tips and prepare the appropriate toys for your baby.
First, baby does himself reading. Baby can point to pictures on simple children books out of curiosity or learn under the guidance of mother, and both will be fun for the baby. All the stuff in the books can attract baby's eyes.
Second, story time, when baby cannot yet recognize words, they can rely on mothers to bring then interesting stories. For 2 to 3 year olds, mothers can ask them some related questions when finish this story. From various stories, they can understand what is called sharing, compassion and anger. Repeat words in the books together with baby, they will get more fun.
Third, in the educational toys, there is a kind of sequence picture cards, usually four or six pieces a set. These picture cards have a certain order or plot. For example, order of the four picture cards might be: grass, buds, flowers, withered flowers. For a two years old baby, we can first put the four cards in order, tell him story.
When the baby's language ability develops better, we can put the cards in order and let him tell stories according to the pictures. At first, baby might only tell the content of a single card. We should try to guide baby to link up content of the next picture card. Gradually, baby will be able to put the cards in order correctly and tell the content of story. This game not only trains baby's observation, but also improves his language expression ability.
Apart from the above, stuff, music, art, language, science and nature all these in daily life can stimulate baby's innate curiosity, attract them to explore the surrounding environment, and encourage interaction between parents and children. In addition, Graffiti is the favorite game of children at this stage, no rules, just draw and paint, only random creation.
Finally, lovely Bambi, rabbit, piglet, Winnie the Pooh, and other classic cartoon animals, will bring children to a fairy tale world or to a marvelous forest, to learn the mutual love and help from them.