Activities that enhance vision development (2.5 to 5 years old)

Activities and toys which can be used to enhance vision development in children; try them out:

 

2.5 yrs

 

  • Wheelbarrow (2 types)
  • Tricycle
  • Large Beads for Stringing
  • Clay Modelling (large lumps)
  • More Ball Play
  • Jigsaw Puzzles (6-12 pieces)
  • Large Packing Boxes
  • Soap Bubbles & Pipes

 

3 yrs

 

  • Blocks - All Shapes
  • Simple Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Blunt Scissors & Coloured Paper
  • Easel, Water Colours & Crayons
  • Hopping, Step on Shadows & Cracks
  • Ball on String - Push & Catch
  • Toys with large nuts, bolts, wrench, etc.

 

4 yrs

 

  • Trapeze & Swinging Rings, See-Saw
  • Gardening & Carpentry Tools
  • Doll Clothes, Buttons & Button Holes, Store Materials (boxes, cans, paper, money, etc.)
  • Finger Painting; Doctor & Nurse Kits; Golden Stamp Books; Sticker Fun
  • Skipping
  • Flashlight tag, Target practice (bean bag, ball, flashlight, pointing)
  • Parquetry Blocks
  • "What is it?" (Feel object in a bag without looking), "Where is it?" (eyes closed & point)
  • I Spy
  • Blink game -Tachistoscopic (brief exposures) with toys & familiar objects

 

5 yrs

 

  • Jump rope, Milk carton bowling
  • Memory Game
  • Hole in cardboard
  • Look from picture to TV
  • Chalkboard drawings (big circles, lines and pictures)

 

 


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