Your preschooler is engaging in a world that is sometimes overwhelming and confusing. Help her navigate these often rocky waters with activities that help build logic and reasoning skills!
Logic, Reasoning, and Your Preschooler
Shadow match games are fun and require your little one to address directionality and positioning. I trace some objects (magnetic letters, cookie cutters, plastic cutlery) and then laminate. Then, I put the cards and objects out and let her match them up!
Mystery bag is so much fun and gets their senses thinking! Put some fun objects in a bag (pompom, feather, plastic animals) and have your tot use logic to guess what the object is BEFORE she sees it!
Melissa and Doug make some AWESOME games to encourage reasoning skills! We love anything with pattern blocks, tangrams, or beading patterns!
This is a great reasoning activity and so easy to put together. Grab some bells. Using a butter knife, gently pry open a few bells to remove the ball. Then, put them in a bowl and have your tot sort based off which ones make sound and which ones do not!
Finally, fill a basket with some random toys and household objects. Then, hand over a toilet paper roll and help your tot make predictions as to which items will fit through the tube and which items will not. GREAT for building logic skills!
Written by Jill
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
Tuesday 15th of October 2013
These look like great ideas for toddlers, I will have to try some of these activities.