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Polar bears are favorite animals of preschoolers and figure prominently in A-to-Z animal units, or in winter or arctic themes. Because of the simple shape of the animal and the high contrast of white against a dark background, the polar bear makes an easy art subject.
The Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, was built in 1889 and is a symbol of France recognized all over the world. Learning about other cultures is important for small children so that they can become members of a global society. A way to facilitate that learning that is meaningful is to engage children in a craft while they are learning about a certain place or culture. The toddler age group, 1 to 2 years, is especially able to be influenced in a positive way by learning about new cultures.
Toddlers often learn through the five senses so integrating a sensory project centered on polar bears is a craft idea that will not only engage your child but enhance fine motor development. Make use of various materials that you have on hand, as opposed to purchasing new craft items, and allow your toddler to express her creativity through a winter- and animal-themed sensory art project.
Learning the alphabet and making out the different letters is a large step in a toddler's development and brings the child closer to being able to read. However, teaching a child the different letters through plain memorizing can seem rather boring to a toddler. Craft activities that involve the alphabet can be a creative and more purposeful way to help the toddler remember the different letters.
Many kinds of animals are primarily active at night, or nocturnal in nature. Four nocturnal animals are the raccoon, the owl, the lion and the tiger. Children love learning about animals, especially when they get to learn in a hands-on manner. These nocturnal animal crafts are a creative way to teach children about different animals that come out at night.