Babies and toddlers need constant supervision! You never know what they are going to get into, even if you have the most baby-proofed house in the world. But, there are also important things that you need to get done. House work, cooking, working with older kids on homework, working from home, taking care of pets- the list never ends. So, you need a way to keep an eye on the younger kids, while also being able to multitask and get other things done. Keeping them busy with educational and fun activities is the way to go! Set your toddler up in the same room as you with one of these activities from Amanda at Dirt and Boogers, then go about whatever else you need to get done. Of course, never leave your child alone- and always supervise (especially if they’re playing with water).
-Clothespin drop- have your child drop clothespins into an empty container (like a milk jug), dump them out, then do it again. It helps with hand-eye coordination.
-Water play- lay down some towels, put water in a large plastic bin, and fill it with balls, cups, and other toys.
-Put together a sensory bin- fill it with large items with bright colors, different smells, and different textures- let your child explore.
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