How to keep a 3year old intertained?

Tarika - posted on 11/06/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old daughter is the only child and has knowbody to play with. We have know mother groups or playdates around were I live. I feel bad cause she always has to play by herself or with me or her daddy. We dont want anymore kids but I would love to know some good ideas for things to keep her intertained and motivated. I just feel like she dont get to do what other kids do. Hopefully she gets to start pre-k next fall. But thats going to be another year. I just want to make my little girl happy. I will love all the advice I can get. Thanks.

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Candy - posted on 11/07/2010

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During that time with mine,I would look for different parks around time. We would go to a different park everytime. Sometimes we would take a picnic. That way I could see when other parents were there. THere are always kids at a park. You may just meet up with someone you can met there often.

Jennifer - posted on 11/06/2010

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We ran into that problem here too. I found a pre-K that she attends two days a week. Do you have a church you attend? We are working in Sunday School. Sometimes they have mother's groups too. Parks are always nice. She can meet other kids and maybe strike up friendships. Then, maybe she could have playdates. You can check out the internet for local meetup groups you may not know about too. Our school district has a REACH program we joined. It's free and they set up outings to various places as a group.
A doll house is good for role playing and books offer great social stories. We like Berenstein Bears.
I hope this helps. Hang in there. You sound like a loving family, she'll be OK.

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