8 brain-boosting activities -- fun for all ages!
(Yes, just two ingredients here!) Cut a slot in a plastic container's lid, then count out loud as your child drops each baby-food lid through the hole. When she's done, let her empty out her homemade bank and start over again.
TAKE-AWAY LESSON: Sense of scale. Putting smaller objects inside a larger one teaches toddlers about size relationships and boosts their hand-eye coordination. And hearing you say the numbers helps her learn to count.