Do you feel that your little baby is growing up faster than you think?
Do you wish you had some more patience when it comes to your kid?
Do you think you are not doing much with your kid?
Do you want to spend quality time with your kid, but run out of ideas?
Did you say YES?
Then you are in the right place 🙂
Here are a few ideas which you can tweak to your own convenience.
These are tried and tested with my now two year old and I am sure that would work for you.
Get Outdoors.Ok, this is a no brainer. Take your little one outside; I am sure you must have a park or a green place close by. Point out to the birds, trees, ants, bugs, anything you see. Listen to the birds. Talk about color green. Watch the squirrels collect their neem nuts and run back.
Are you worried that your little one still mouths things? Then, this one is for you. Get this treasure basket ready. This one is a no prep one and easy one at that. We introduced colours using these cute little treasure baskets. Please read here to know more about that.Read more here.
Oh, I love this one. Whomever, thought of this first is an absolute genius. Use any food that you think your little one would like to explore. I can help you with a few ideas.
Yogurt mixed with food coloring
Messing with apple sauce
Picking out chunky watermelon cubes to suck and lick them.
Pulling out each noodle/pasta which enhances finger grasp.
Put in some colored rice into empty transparent water bottles.
Throw in some pom poms into water. Add some glitter or small miniatures to give that shiny look.
Make these sensory bean bags and have them feel it or practice tossing them into a basket.
Make this sensory board with the unused stuff lying around at home.
You can also use some edible play dough which you must have done before for her little hands to mess with
Are you staying away from your family and worried that your lil one would forget your close ones? Then try this out.
You can also click pictures of different rooms in your house and read them aloud to your kids while they hold the picture. And that’s how we start Geography.
Invest in some simple Puzzles:
Not sure, which ones to buy? Then check this out.
Teach them independence:
Teach your little one to use their cup. Not able to find small tiny cups, then use shot glasses. Yes, put them to use 🙂
Teach them to eat on their own. Follow baby led weaning that way you also polish the hand mouth coordination skill.
Teach them to use their fork and spoon.
Ask for their help to clean up after their toy play, to put their dirty clothes inside the laundry bag, to put their shoes back in the shelf, train to use the garbage bin/dust bin
Make simple activities:
Other things you can teach:
Teach animal sounds, train sounds, rain sounds and thunder sounds.
Teach them their body parts. We started with belly button 😉
Teach them to share.
Teach them to blow their nose.
Teach them to wash their hands and wipe them.
I hope this helped. Is there something else you have done already, that I have missed? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Please subscribe to this blog. The next blog post would be on introduction to exciting science experiments that could be done along with your toddler. Yes, your toddler could do it too 🙂