Monday, July 29, 2013

Toddler Activities: 23 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:

Bubbles: Emma loves chasing bubbles, and it is so easy to make your own! Whip up a batch and let the fun begin!

Homemade Bubbles Recipe
1 cup of water
2 Tablespoons Light Karo Syrup
4 Tablespoons Dish Washing Liquid

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. PLAY!

Since it's summer, we have been spending a lot of time outside at the beach and the park. But every once in a while, we get a rainy day and it's nice to have an indoor activity to keep Emma occupied.

Sorting Pom Poms: This is a great quiet activity rainy day activity! Usually I start Emma off with one color in each cup, and let her sort the pile into the appropriate cups. We do have various sizes in our pom pom collection so - although it is more challenging - sometimes I have Emma sort them by small, medium, and large sizes.

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. Emma is eating in a big girl booster seat at the table, and not a highchair anymore!
  2. Emma is going potty in a big girl potty! No more diapers! (Potty training post coming soon!)
  3. Derek and I just celebrated our 5th Anniversary! I've been so thankful to be his wife each and every day of the past five years. I respect him more and more each day as he shows his love for me in a million tiny ways and continually lays down his life and sacrifices for our family.