Solution Name: Learning Cause and Effect Through Play Module I
The Importance of Teaching Your Child Cause and Effect
Encourage play with toys that make noise or movement when an action is taken.
Reinforce object permanence by having them drop a toy and then pick it back up.
In the toddler years, help them discover problem solving, by opening and closing a door or flushing the toilet.
Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. Young children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give a child a sense of adventure.
A cause and effect relationship is when something happens that makes something else happen. Cause and effect relationships are also found in stories. For example, if Sarah is late to school, she might lose recess time. In that case, being late to school is the cause and the effect, or result, is her losing recess time.
Bubbles: Bubbles are an engaging way to teach about cause and effect. You know what happens when you dip the wand and blow, but your toddler will find it magical. Encourage to chase and pop the bubbles or try blowing them himself. Experiment with wands of different sizes and shapes or wave your arms around to form bubbles instead of blowing. Watch the bubbles float in the wind, settle on the grass or pop when they hit a tree. Say things like, "Wow! How did that one pop?" or "When the wind blows, the bubbles get pushed in that direction!"
Blocks: While it might seem like is practicing destruction while block towers crashing to the ground, children are learning about cause and effect. Encourage the toddler to build the tallest, widest, shortest or narrowest tower he can. Instead of intervening, allow them to experience for what happens when the tower gets too tall and starts to wobble. Let them find out what happens when they roll a ball into the base of the tower or sends his tractor rolling into its side.
Outdoor Play: Get outside with your children to experience cause and effect firsthand. Bring your child to the park to climb, slide, balance and swing. Physical activities can teach toddlers concepts like a big push makes the swing go higher or a steep slide is faster than a gradual slide. Teeter-totters teach your child that his weight pushes him down while the weight of another child pops him up. Play on a balance beam to teach him that balancing requires careful foot placement and concentration.
Rolling, Pushing and Pulling: Teach cause and effect by playing on the floor with your child. Roll a ball back and forth to show that the harder you push, the faster the ball will go. Make a ramp for toy cars and trucks to teach your child that the slope of the ramp makes the car go fast or slow. Pull toys teach your toddler that the toy will follow behind him. Set up a simple obstacle course with pillows, baskets or stuffed animals for your child to push, pull or ride through. Obstacles teach your child that he needs to slow down to go around an object, or that when he runs into a toy it will fall over.
Description: Gazillion Bubbles 1 Litter Bubble Solution
Description: Melissa and Doug 100-Piece Wood Block Set
Description: Sportime Playground Ball, 10 Inches
4. Pull Toys
Description: Walk-A-Long Puppy Wooden Pull Toy