Sort the socks
As you fold laundry, give the socks to your toddler and ask her to help sort them into pairs. Explain that pairs are two of the same thing; they share some characteristics. Pair one of your toddler's socks with one of yours. Are they a pair? Why or why not? Matching develops logic and reasoning skills and is one of a toddler's first steps in math. You can also use this activity to discuss colors, shapes and sizes, for example: Find all the clothes that are white, or line up shirts from smallest to largest.