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Activities to entertain a toddler

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Cynthia posted this 10 January 2020

I still have my 2 year old at home with me all day and wanted to find more more activities to do at home or going out. We do the normal reading, coloring, walk to the park, and library. I wanted to see if anyone has some creative ideas that is pretty cheap or free. I live in the Los Angeles area if you have some local activities too.

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Regina posted this 26 March 2020

I recommend going on pinterest to check out some Montessori activities for little ones. Or even check out one of those helper stools for the kitchen and other work spaces so they can see what you are doing and help where and when it is safe!

cassie posted this 26 March 2020

There is a youtuber named Milena Ciciotti and she has quite a few videos on how to entertain little ones at home! I highly recommend checking them out!

Emily posted this 24 March 2020

On instagram or pintrest you can find great activity ideas, online you can find ideas on how to recycle with a toddler too. 

WC posted this 24 March 2020

I try to find a lot of activities online, especially on instagram there are different accounts with great activity ideas (e.g., happytoddlerplaytime, candokiddo, etc)

Claire posted this 23 March 2020

There are a lot of things online right now with all that is going on. We do Cosmic Kids Yoga - you can pull it up on youtube. 

Danna posted this 23 March 2020

If you are on Instagram you can find a lot of profiles with DIY activities for kids and playtime ideas

Nina posted this 20 March 2020

Check in your nearest library they usually offer activities for kids and they are all for free.

Sarah posted this 17 March 2020

Make puppets with old socks, dress up and put on music, make cards with stickers and crayons to send to family - those were some of my go tos. 

Catherine posted this 15 March 2020

I would see if there is a mommy and me or similar group play in your area.  These were great for baby and me when they were that age.

Leslie posted this 15 March 2020

I would try to get my kids moving as much as possible.  So to incorporate learning too, I would color squares outside with sidewalk chalk and then call out a color and they would race to stand on that square.  

Ele posted this 19 February 2020

Crafts are always fun. Short 10 minute crafts keep my kids busy.

Liz posted this 19 February 2020

Try to do an at home preschool program. They often start at 2 y.o. and you can get 1 year of workbook( individual sheets) and instructions for pretty cheap. $50 .

Monique posted this 19 February 2020

Check out the book "Slow and Steady, get me ready" It's full of age appropriate activities up to 5 with materials you have at home, and all with a purpose and developmental for them, not just entertainment.

Jennifer posted this 10 January 2020

There are a lot of indoor playgrounds now that are a lot of fun for toddlers.  You pay a small fee but you can stay for hours. We go to Jump n Jammin. Also museums are a great place to go, some even have free days once a month. I know in Los Angeles the California Science Center is free admission and has great activities for kids to play with, bonus there is a nice rose garden in back you can have a picnic at. 

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