Things to do indoors...

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 16months. I hate winter, we are basically stuck inside all day and he gets bored. Has a million and one toys including a ball pit but after alittle bit walks away. Does anyone have some ideas on games or somethng we can do indoors that he would have fun with? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Alexa Grace - posted on 11/29/2013

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make up songs or games too distract him for a while then make up a new one

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2009

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Those are some great ideas... thank you.. I do the whole roaming through the cabinets to play with the pans.. and he loves.. but good idea to get rid of the toys and bring them out at different times.. cause they are everywhere (nevermind it will keep it alot cleaner in the toy room) He loves music..I will def. be trying all of these!!! Thank you soo much!!!

Erica - posted on 02/05/2009

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Sarah, you have great ideas! 



 



Jessica, music is always fun, a few instruments or items from around the house.  Dancing and singing together is a blast, and a great work out for you both.  Bring some snow into the house in a small tote or bucket and put some mittens on to play where it is warm.  Story time in a tent or fort is fun.  Rotating toys keeps things exciting too.



Playdates of course, even once a week gives you some social time as well as your son.  Local community programs or our fave, the YMCA.  Going out to the mall before the stores open allows more freedom to roam safely. 

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hey I am from the chicago area, and yes do I understand the winter isolation with young children.  In the winter I always put the toys out of sight out of mind, and each day take out a separated box of toys, that way they aren't seeing the same ones each day and it feels like Christmas because they forgot what they had.  I let them get in the bottom cupboard with safe pots and pans to explore through.  I spread and tape paper on the kitchen floor or table and let her experiment with crayons and markers.  Playdoe with mom is even fun to swish their hands in.  I fill up the sink with a ton of bubbles, and my 20 month old is obsessed with touching and swishing and wiping away  the bubbles.  Make a fort with furniture and covers so its like a tunnel and get a flashlight and explore, its a different world with mom in the dark.  



Hope some of that helps



Sarah

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