how do you keep your 1 year old busy

Chantelle - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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just curious how you keep your 1 year old busy during the day i ran out of idees lol

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Sheri - posted on 04/07/2010

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Here are a few projects we have tried when we can't get outside and such...fill a dishpan with water and lay out a big towel; I let my son sit by the pan and play in the water...he LOVES it. Also, I sit him in his high chair and put some soap bubbles on the tray and let him play with them until they disappear. My son also loves music, so I fill an empty carton with dry pasta and seal it. He shakes it to make music. I let him bang on plastic bowls with a spoon too. Hope this helps!

Shabnam - posted on 03/29/2010

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My son is extremely active..And he gets bored of his toys extremely fast...so during the day, he watches cbeebies...he loves to play with puzzle pieces and he keeps himself busy the whole day...he loves to just walk around the whole day...he prefers to play with everything else but his toys..he finds everything else fascinating...lol

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I pretty much do the same as Isabel. I make sure to switch up the toys or he gets bored and finds other things to entertain himself. I also play lots of music throughout the day to keep him singing and dancing, he loves this.

Karin - posted on 03/26/2010

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I put toys and trinkets in boxes and containers and leave them around the house for him to discover and try to open. I will sometimes see him trying to open something up, you know, really studying something to figure it out. It's mentally stimulating for him.

Isabel - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son is very active so i don't really have to do much. I just keep switching his toys around i run around with him lots. but mostly he occupies himself.

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Steven - posted on 09/23/2012

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I am a babysitter I might be babysitting a 1 year old tomorrow Monday September 24 how do I keep him busy

Cathy - posted on 04/05/2010

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we try to play with her as much as possible. Hide toys on her. But she usually just loves to watch her Blue's Clue's dvd's.

Rebekah - posted on 04/03/2010

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I have two upstairs neighbors we go visit. One is a married couple who have raised their kids and love some baby time, and our other neighbor has a daughter just a few months older, the kids pretty much entertain each other. Also try baby nintendo (I dont think that's the name of it but it plugs into the tv and has a very simple controller) it plays games that teach colors, shapes, numbers etc...only problem is it takes C batteries, which I've never needed for anything...

Tara - posted on 03/30/2010

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My 2 (almoat 3) year old usualy keeps my 1 year old pretty busy. But I read to her, sing, dance, and go for walks. And when all else fails she likes to play alone sometimes.

Sadaf - posted on 03/29/2010

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i take him out to the park where he get to see n play wid other kids as well n he really enjoys it......i also keep switching his toys n try to run after him which he really enjoys:)

Lauren - posted on 03/28/2010

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My daughter LOVES to be outside in the grass. When she has a lot of energy, I just take her outside with a frisbee and a few balls and she'll run around the yard. She loves to pull at the grass and it keeps her busy for a long time. She always ends up screaming when I take her inside because she loves it. She also loves to go for walks or even just for a walk around a mall to get her out of the house (and to see all the people!) She loves to "help" make dinner, I'll put her in her high chair and she'll watch and play with measuring cups or something. Long baths are good too.

Pamela - posted on 03/28/2010

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umm well he sort of keeps himself busy.. he has an older brother who just turned 2 and they are very close. they have running racing and he climbs the fort and go down the slide.. they climb onto his bed and jump.. I read them books and sit playing blocks with them during the day ..

Emma - posted on 03/24/2010

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lol bless i just take my 1 year old daughter out 4 trips like to the park or to my nans or to groups at sure start or even just to the libary to read anything like that will work

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