need recommendations for activities with a 1year-old

Dalia - posted on 03/19/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter just turned one 4months ago, she is now walking and exploring my home and at times i feel as if she gets "bored" with me. I play games with her like peek-a-boo or sings ABC's and even run around the house with her. But since im new at being a mother, im confused as to what i should be teaching her at this age or even what amazes kids at this age. Any tips i can get on becoming a better stay at home mom??


Chana - posted on 03/19/2015




I know both of my girls loved to sing songs with movement, like ring around the rosie and do things like patty cake basically anything that lets them move is great. You can try starting her on puzzles, like the 9 piece wooden ones but they can be hard to find. have you tried color, or scribbling as it is at this age? The only thing with that is make sure they are non-toxic because sometimes they end up in the mouth. She might also like to play catch with a small ball although you have to be careful with that in the house. Just some suggestions that might be helpful. This is a very busy time for them and nothing will last more than a few minutes so be prepared for your house to look like a disaster zone!


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Sarah - posted on 03/19/2015




Build a fort, blow bubbles in the bath tub, my kids liked to stand on a chair and play pouring water into different sized cups and dishes. Reading is always a good way to teach and have fun, you can have her point out animals and make the sounds. We used to jokingly call the Tupperware storage cabinet "the office" and my kids loved to sit and pull stuff out and rearrange for me. If you have a yoga ball, she like to bounce and play with you holding her. Now is a good age for he to learn to play independently as well. You don't have to entertain her all of the time. Block are great, she can learn to stack and to sort by size and color. If you are up for the mess, shaving cream with a drop of food dye on a thick paper plate is fun to play with. Like Chana cautions, just watch her that she doesn't eat things she shouldn't. Shaving cream doesn't taste good so it is likely she will only try it once and it won't hurt her to just eat a tiny bit.
You can look up nursery rhymes and songs and sing. Also, at the library, they probably have an activity/story time for her age group. You can find books filled with ideas of fun crafts.

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