Fun ideas for our toddlers

Kristina - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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does anyone have any fun ideas for things to do with our 1 year olds? we are bored to death with sitting inside this winter

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Kailey - posted on 02/20/2010

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we got alivia a magna doodle for christmas and she will sit for a good ten minutes while i draw pictures and spell them out. she loves it, especially when i draw things that she can see in another place right then (like the unicorns and stars on her pj pants, toy cars, etc). we watch youtube videos of toddlers being cute, and old videos of her. just yesterday she started jumping off the couch onto pillows on the floor and she will do that for like fifteen minutes straight! it really wears her out and she has a blast. every once in a while i let her drag out the pans and pots. my husband is a musician and she loves the electric drums, guitar and keyboard. also getting out the video camera and making some videos.. she cracks up watching a video we just recorded and it's a good way to catch some really cute stuff! invite over some other toddlers and have a glass of wine with your mommy friends while they play, but only one! and then have some snacks with the kiddies.

Ruth - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter likes to play peek-a-boo under a blanket--we keep an afghan on the couch in the cold months, and she can pull it down and start the game herself.
My little one likes to go places, so we go to the library for storytime, or just to look at books, or go wander around the grocery store--I'll let her walk on her own, and follow at a short distance.

Colleen - posted on 02/19/2010

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My husband found a huge fitness equipment box at his work. (huge furniture or appliance boxes work too). Anyway, he brought it home and totally mad a house (door, windows, etc.) for our son. Our son decorates it with stickers, he loves to just walk in and out of it or bring toys into it. The other night I added plastic balls (The ones found in ball pits) to the house and he just loved walking through them and playing in them in the house.

Art too is great. Crayons, stickers, fingerpainting. I've also been doing more baking and I sit him in his highchair to watch me make stuff. I let him hold the mixing spoon and help me mix. Books, books, books. We take a weekly or biweekly trip to the library and I let him roam around in their childrens area. Also, I bundle him up and take him outside on nicer days (upper 20's low 30's) We have a little slead for him or we just walk down our block for a bit.

Hope some of the ideas helped.

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