Thursday, February 28, 2013

Toddler Activities: 18 Months Old

One of the challenges of being a stay at home mom is finding activities for your little one to keep them entertained throughout the day. These are a few of our current favorite activities:

Obstacle Course: With the snow piling up outside, I've been looking for activities that we can do to burn off some excess energy without having to get all bundled up. An indoor obstacle course will not only help develop gross motor skills, but also helps combat cabin fever! Just use your imagination as you set up an obstacle course for your toddler. You can use chairs, tables, boxes, cushions, pillows, (you name it!) to create a course that offers areas for walking, crawling, going under, going over, etc. Emma enjoyed camping out in a "tunnel" made with some pillows and a quilt.

String Path: Another great way to keep your child active indoors is to make a path for your child using string. I have an overabundance of yarn at my house, so we made a bright purple string path - very easy to follow! Tie one end of the string to a piece of furniture and continue creating a string path throughout your house. Have your child enjoy following the path, by walking along the string. It is especially fun to have a surprise treat waiting for your child at the end of the path!

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. The snow outside is beautiful, and we have a snow-blower for the driveway! Yay!
  2. Emma has a new tooth coming in. We dealt with teething yesterday, and now we just get to enjoy the tooth!
  3. We got our taxes done! Whew!

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