At this age a child can play with pyramids or rings arranged one on top of another, that can create a tower – demolition of the tower will be a favourite part of playing, and a baby will learn that his/her actions can have such a spectacular effect.
Playing with sand can be a great part of a daily outdoor time, but you need to make sure that your child doesn’t eat sand and wash his/her hands when the fun is over. The child will try to pour sand with the shovel (the shovel should be light) and will readilysmash all mud pies, built by other children.
A small child will explore his/hers surroundings willingly, so you can bury a toy in the sand, and the child will be delighted having found it.
A year old child knows how to put the block next to each other or built a tower of two blocks. Half a year later you will admire a tower of four blocks, and a two years old toddler will be able to build a train – that is, a row of blocks.
A child aged year and a half, starts to understand the basic phenomena of his/her small world. While sitting, the child will notice all the toys around them and will consciously enjoy their bath time. Your child will show his joy splashing water with his/her small hands and having frolics in the water.
Using various toys during bath-time, e.g. small balls or soft rings will have a positive influence on the development of small motor skills, i.e. skills related to hand movement.