How to keep a toddler occupied / toddler activities for 1 hr everyday with minimum supervision?

Lily - posted on 09/25/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a mom to a soon to be 3 Yr old Sweet DD. I enrolled her in Montessori which is only half day and DH works from home. So plan is to pick her up by 12:00 give her lunch and make her go to bed. She will be up by 2:30 and DH will be taking care of her + working.

I will be home by 4:30. what would be the activities that will keep her occupied for 1 hr at least that requires min supervision? ( I don't want her to watch the TV)

Painting, Playing with toys, ...etc are in my mind. Other than that I don't see much.

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Diana - posted on 09/26/2013

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Glad to help.

Feel free to email me at skiathos3g@aim.com if you like, should you need additional ideas.

Diana - posted on 09/26/2013

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See if you can but a preschool workbook, like A Beka for 2s pr 3s. They have coloring projects while she learns her numbers and letters.

Dancing is great fun and exercise.

How about a scavenger hunt...

Use some items DH shows her for the first time also. That will keep her occupied and teach her about "new" items, thus new vocabulary, as well as thinking out of her little box.

Hope that helped.

Stephanie - posted on 09/25/2013

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My daughter is younger, 21 months, but she stays occupied with a shopping cart and "groceries", ride on toy, chasing our cat, etc. She also like to stand at the kitchen sink and play with shaving cream, bowls of water, whisk, spoon and other kitchen tools. Maybe try making a fort out of couch cushions or a play tent set up with house stuff inside. If you have a room in your house where you can block off the door, put a bunch of toys she likes in there and a sound machine or radio and let her play by herself.

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