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Paper or card, and either access to a computer and printer or magazines and glue.
Lots of opportunities for language development, as well as keeping your child on the move and continuing to develop their physical skills.
Why not try making your own flashcards that can be used for a number of different activities? If you have access to a computer and printer, you could make these by looking for a template online or choosing pictures yourself, perhaps of things your child is particularly interested in. You can choose to add a word underneath, if you wish to. If you don’t have access to a printer, you could use some magazines to cut and stick pictures from. Same idea, just cut out a picture, stick it on your card and write underneath what it is. Alternatively, to those of you with artistic skills, try drawing simple images of everyday objects or things your child will be interested in looking at and talking about such as animals, or objects found around the home.
Sticking your pictures onto card will help make them more durable and longer lasting, for little hands to explore! Ideas on how to use them: