Friday, October 12, 2012

Toddler Activities: 14 Months Old (Part 2)

Here are a few more simple activities that you can do with your 14 month old. You may also be interested in Part 1.

Jumping in Leaves: Okay, so this is really more of a seasonal activity than an age-specific activity. I have as much fun jumping in the leaves as Emma! We get a lot of fresh air and exercise playing in the leaves outside, and it's actually a great sensory experience for Emma as she feels and hears the crunching leaves around her.

Piggy Bank: Whenever Grandma and Grandpa come to visit, they bring coins for Emma's college fund. Emma loves to put the coins in her little piggy bank and hear the quarters and dimes go plink, plink, plink. It's also a lot of fun to empty the bank and let her drop the coins in one after the other. We practice counting and Emma works on her motor skills by carefully lining the big quarters up with the narrow slot. Little ones should always be supervised when playing with coins since they are a choking hazard. 

Box Adventures:  I got a new bread machine this week because my old one died,  not very gracefully, while burning making its last loaf of bread. So not only did I get a new toy, but Emma got two new boxes to play with! Let be honest, everything is more fun in a box! She read in the box, played puzzles in the box, even sat in the box and talked to her doll. It's a great reminder to look for play in the simple things.

And, of course...

Read! Reading is one of the best activities you can do with your child at any age!

A few of Emma's current favorites are:

My 3 good things for today are:
  1. I got all of the leaves in the front yard raked into nice, neat piles.
  2. Emma already has a start on her college fund!
  3. Four words: Fresh Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Yum!


  1. Matt loves when I get new lia sophia supplies because they always come in ENORMOUS boxes!!

  2. I would love that picture of Emma in the leaf pile without the words!

    1. Thank you so much! I would love to take credit for that one, but my very talented sister-in-law took that picture when we were out raking and playing one afternoon. And I certainly agree! I think that one will end up in a frame - sans the text, of course!