Hands-On {Inexpensive} Learning: For Tots

Hands-On {Inexpensive} Learning: For Tots


Last summer we had a big combined birthday party for the girls… a super fun, super cute backyard circus. The Dollar Spot at Target had some fabulous games that were perfect for favors and prizes. I kept a few of the ring toss games thinking they’d come in handy some day:




They sure have! For five dollars, Logan has a color matching activity:




A fine motor activity:




A gross motor activity:




And… a lot of fun:




Remember… with little ones, it’s not how much you spend on learning materials, it’s that they’re new to them. Since we broke these ring toss sets out a week ago, she’s played with them for hours. Sometimes, she even lets Molly and Trevor play, too. Winking smile

What simple things do you use to engage your littlest ones in learning play? Have you found any toys or objects not originally meant for “school” that your tots love and turn to often? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear about some other inexpensive ideas.