Read lots of books. Read all types of books. Read all the time.
2.) Play Dough
The benefits of play dough outweigh any mess that may occur. Child are squeezing and pinching and poking and rolling play dough. These actions are strengthening their small muscles in their fingers that will someday soon need to be strong enough to hold and control a pencil to write their letters, their name, the next great American novel! :)
Play is important.
Play does not have to be complicated.
Splashing in water.
Don't over think it. Let your child take the lead. See what interests them and play along! As I always say, the play possibilities are endless.
Have a fun and playful day!