Fun Learning Techniques for a 2 year old

United States
April 9, 2008 10:27am CST
Ok next week I start babysitting my nephews, they are 2 and around 7 months I think. I want to teach the 2 year old a little while i have and i want to know something that he will be interisted in that will teach him. I try some computer games online, but all he can do is the pushing any key ones and the game will do something and there isnt many of them. Give me all your ideas,and i will try them out.
4 responses
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
9 Apr 08
For a two year old there are these disks you can get for the computer. They are storybooks on disks and they are very easy and well I know my kids loved them. I know we found ours at Walmart with the discount software so pretty cheap. http://www.talkingchild.com/games.aspx is a website that has some games by age. I have not used this site as my kids are older and have the games they like but it looks like they have some good games.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I'm going to look at that website right now, It'll well take me a couple of weeks to get the cds because i have to wait till she pays me. My fiance wont spend his money on that right now b/c we are trying to get our business together so i have to use my babysitting money for extra stuff like that. I cant wait to start making extra money again though. my ferret is at my feet trying to get my attention. LOL
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I've seen this website before, but he just push buttons and gets mad if its too slow for him to push buttons, the only one he can do is Keyboard o ramma. He doesnt seem to actually pay attention to it though, just push buttons thats what he wants to do.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Mabey the computers just not for him yet. Get toys that make lots of noise and have lots of buttons. It will drive you crazy but he will be happy.
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• Canada
9 Apr 08
Keep the child away from the computer and get some hands-on games. Board games are great for development. For teaching him, I would take a look at www.letteroftheweek.com They have a great curriculum for the little ones! Hope this helps!
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I saved the link thanks for it, what a great place, i will defintly use this guideline when i have my own kids, what kind of board games does a two year old like?
• Canada
9 Apr 08
Well there are plenty: memory, picture bingo, Perfection, Snakes and ladders... and assorted card games (go fish, old maid...) Then there's physical activities like hopscotch, bike, hide and seek, jumprope. Those are all crucial to learning and growing too!
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@kezabelle (2985)
9 Apr 08
A two year old will learn from anything the more fun the better! My two year old loves going for walks and collecting leaves and painting with them (bit messy though) playdough and colouring and sticking making things from old food boxes will all be teaching a child something. Even reading stories or singing songs together will be helping them to learn but they will enjoy it so will want to do it thats the key thing really!
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Yea i wanted to go on walks together, but i dont think the mom has a walker she can send, maybe she does. I'll ask her to bring one. I dont know if his mom teaches him things yet, but you gave me some great ideas, yes he likes being interactive, i usually pop a movie in and set him down with a bunch of toys, but thats when hes only there for a hour, im going to be watching them almost 9 hours a day, so i need to do other activities with him, and even the younger one, I think hes still to young though. Hes almost 7 months and i dont know what age you start teaching LOL
• United States
9 Apr 08
Whats funny is I already sing to them, i thought i was weird for doing it, but he loves it, you can see his face and smile so cute. Hes about to start crawling, So i could sit with both of them and teach them somethings, i think that will be cool. Now its turning that on and actually doing it (I will do it somewhat, but i want to put more into than i usually do) I dont think my sister in law really spends that much learning time with them. I dont know for sure though we arnt that close.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
9 Apr 08
2 years old is a great time to teach counting. Boys usually go for cars, so you can line them up and count them, or count other toys. They have a short attention span, so I doubt he'd play on the computer that long. It's best to interact with him without electronics.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
He always wants to play with elmo on it, but he doesnt stay on any longer than five minutes, its supposed to teach him the letters on the keyboard but he doesnt really pay attention, He does love cars so thats a great one, i was thinking about starting with numbers and maybe throughing colors, and ABC's in there. I will experiment with it untill i find the right approach, i know every child is differant, and need a differant learning technique