Now that your child has entered toddler stage and is no more infant. His/Her capacity to do work is very high, he/she is more active, has better cognitive and motor skill. As parents, we wish to channelize their energy.
Sharing two of my successful and most popular Fun and playful Activities for 1 year which is tried and tested activities –
1. Peeling boiled potatoes / boiled eggs.
Simply boil the potatoes and let them cool down. Once they are cool ,ask your child to peel the skin. For the first two-three times, they might play with it as a ball or simply poke or crush and stab the boiled potato. Once the child starts to peel the skin, encourage them to mash the peeled potatoes. They enjoy mashing and mixing the potatoes more than peeling. Best time to try the activity is around their feed time, as they might also like to explore putting potatoes in the mouth. This way the child also develops a good eating habit and a great relationship with food.
2. Straw and vegetable rinser
All you need is straws and a vegetable rinser. Ask your child to insert the straw in the rinser tiny holes. This is a great motor skill activity and keeps the child busy for good 10-20 mins. Help in developing eye and hand coordination.
Please see as much as your child enjoy a planned activity. It is very important that a child gets to a lot of free play and outdoor play.
This blog is a part of The DIY blog train hosted by Oneupbaby, Momzdiary, Mama musings, Lovethatyoucanbuy . Here we Moms have united to share different DIYs that you can easily do to keep your little one’s engaged. So hop on this train and save lots of fun ideas for your infants and toddlers.
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