Toddler Activities at Home
What do I do when I get that little time when Baby V isn’t clinging to me? GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE! I google toddler activities at home all the time. I have gone through them a lot, some are easy, some need a different set-up, some are I know Baby V will end up doing a huge mess even though advised for toddlers.
It is essential to keep toddlers busy as it sparks creativity and is good for their brain. But choosing any activity is a great task as the focus time of a toddler is just for 5 minutes. You have to be quicker than them before they end up getting bored.
You can find many YouTube videos on Busy Bags for Toddlers. They are quite good. I haven’t got my hands on making those but hopefully will make them. I am also in the process of making a Toddler Binder which is going to be educational as well as fun for Baby V. I shall share it once I am done.
Following are 3 toddler activities which kept Baby V busy for 10-15 minutes. You can’t expect more than that with a toddler.
Baby V loves colors. Yes, the colors does end up on his clothes, body but hey, he loves them so I make sure all the cleaning accessories on hand to clean up after the mess.
This activity suggested to make bowl of colored water and give a Q-tip to the toddler. Show him to dip the Q-tip and paint on the paper. But don’t be hopeful, they will end up doing altogether something different than expected and I have learned to accept it. You cannot force a toddler to behave in a certain manner.
Making shapes with Play Dough
This activity is favourite of Baby V. Here instead of Play Dough I have used wheat flour dough which I don’t have to worry about if he puts it in the mouth when I am not around.
We just roll out the dough and make shapes using the different shape sorter. Baby V is familiar to the shape of the car, airplane, bus, star, triangle, circle, oval.
Empty old tin and cards
I had mentioned about toddler activities in one of the older post. I was so glad watching him enjoy it and doing it the right way. He has gotten bore with it now but he did the activity the proficient way. He learned to hold the card and put it in the thin slit of the tin.
Baby V’s First Tour in Mumbai Bus
Corona scare is still lurking and we have been avoiding public transport. But Baby V is understanding his surrounding now and learning about transport is among the first.
We are social being and so babies must get familiar with social life too. I avoid crowded places whenever I take him out for a walk. I point to different things so that he knows their names.
We stay nearby Bus Stop, hence he was always excited to get in the bus but Mumbai buses are always crowded. So I decided to take the bus ride on a Sunday which is comparably less crowded.
And oh boy! He was so happy to sit in the bus. He is familiar with the bus due to The Wheels on the Bus on CoComelon so he was all the more excited.
This was Baby V’s first trip in public transport. He was delighted to see McDonald for the very first time as well and I had got to record it.
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