6 Easy Activities To Enjoy With Your Toddlers
6 Easy Activities To Enjoy With Your Toddlers
Toddlers are wonderful little human beings. They make you laugh, and they bring so much joy into your life. Toddlers are also full of energy, so keeping them occupied is challenging and exhausting. Therefore, here are 6 easy activities you can do with your toddlers.
Toddlers Are Fragile, so Be Cautious While Engaging Them in Any Activity
- Use a soft surface. Toddlers are fragile and prone to injury. Make sure the ground you’re sitting on is soft enough for them to play. If not, try laying down blankets or pillows for extra cushioning. If you’re going outside, use a towel under their blanket fort—grass is no place for little feet!
- Be cautious when engaging with toddlers in any activity—even eating! Toddlers have small mouths and can choke easily. Make sure they chew thoroughly before swallowing.
1. Reusable Stickers
Reusable stickers are a great way to keep your toddlers busy and engaged. They teach them letters, numbers and shapes, or simply as a crafty activity for you both. The best part? These reusable stickers won’t leave a mess behind when they are done!
- Letters and numbers. Have your toddlers apply the stickers onto paper or cardstock so they appear in sequence. Once they have put all of the letters in order, they can make words like cat or ball.
- Shapes. Draw squares on white paper with crayons or markers or stick on some colourful shapes with reusable stickers.
Decorate. What kind of room do your toddlers want to have? For starters, you can stick some stars and planets on the ceiling.
2. Have Fun With Colours
Have fun with colours in imaginative ways. For example, use coloured water, food colouring, or even coloured pasta. One of the best ways to let your toddler explore their sense of sight is by using them as paintbrushes!
All you need to do is dip a sponge into some plain old water and press it against a piece of paper (make sure it’s plain white). Now you have an instant “brush” that allows your child to paint with the colour of their choice.
Tempera paint is the best option to make sure they are safe for toddlers. This paint is the one to use if you want to know what paint is suitable for infant skin. Tempera paint is one of the paints that’s suitable for young children because it’s non-toxic and water-based. It’s easy to clean up and store—so no worries about where your toddlers paint next time!
Toddlers can make outlines of objects, draw people or animals (or themselves), and even create abstract art they’re proud of with paint. Whatever they choose to paint, it’s sure to be a great way for them to express themselves while learning important skills at the same time!
4. Sing and Dance
Singing and dancing is a great way to bond with your toddlers. The rhythm of singing and dancing allows your toddler’s body to easily move with you, which is beneficial in their development. It also helps develop your toddler’s sense of hearing and their memory!
Gaining a young child’s attention when they are playing around or being energetic is never easy. You may find that singing or dancing attracts them immediately because they want to join in on the fun!
5. Fill the Bathtub With Their Favourite Toys
Filling the bathtub with toys is a great way to keep your toddlers busy during bath time.
If you don’t have room for a full-sized toy pool in your bathroom (or want something that won’t require draining when you’re done), consider using plastic bins instead of bathtubs. They’re less bulky and easier to clean than traditional plastic pools—and they’ll still provide plenty of fun while giving parents peace of mind about safety!
6. Get Creative With Playdough!
Playdough is an all-time classic, and a great way to bond with toddlers. This material are shaped into so many things—you can make animals, people, or even food! Your little one will have fun exploring the different shapes and colours that playdough has to offer. Populating their creations with tiny figures helps your toddlers learn about colours and shapes.
When you’ve finished playing with the dough, throw it in the bin for easy cleanup later.
Toddlers are fun-loving and energetic, and they need a lot of attention and care. You have to plan your activities accordingly so that you can keep them busy for long periods without getting bored. Keep in mind that toddlers should be supervised at all times when doing any activity with them. We hope these 6 easy activities inspire you to create some awesome memories with your little one.
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