I’ve been that means to jot down a put up for ages with a few of Riese’s newest fave toys, video games, and books. Now looks as if an excellent time to make it lastly occur! So, for these of you who even have a toddler and are caught at residence proper now, listed below are a few of our present favourite at residence actions for toddlers.
In this put up, I’ll embrace a mixture of issues to do with a toddler at residence: each store-bought toys, actions, and books (FYI there are some affiliate hyperlinks) and in addition simply random issues you may give you your self based mostly on what you’ve gotten at residence. For reference, Riese is nearly 2.5 years outdated. I hope that is useful! Please be at liberty to hitch in and share your favourite video games and toys for toddlers within the feedback part – I’m all the time on the lookout for new concepts!
At Home Activities for Toddlers
1) Read! Best Books for Toddlers
Riese loves studying, which makes me comfortable as a result of I’ve all the time been a giant reader! Riese isn’t fairly to the purpose but the place she’s going to take a look at books by herself, however I’m certain we’ll get there. Plus, we like studying to her together with her in our lap, anyway. 🙂
Here are a few of Riese’s present favourite books:
- Little Blue Truck Books – Riese has been an enormous fan of those since she was little!
- Where’s Spot? – these are books we’ve had since I used to be a child! We have the unique, the farm one, and the wildlife park one… must strive the others too!
- Corduroy – we’ve been attempting to learn this guide to her since she was actually little. She lastly has the eye span for it now… yay! So candy.
- Be Brave, Little One – this was a present from a buddy for Riese’s birthday and it’s so candy! Makes me nearly tear as much as learn it to her
- The Pout Pout Fish – my sister-in-law gave us this guide for Christmas as a result of it’s one in every of their faves and it’s superior. It’s enjoyable for adults to learn too. Matt and I can’t learn it with out rapping as a result of every part rhymes!
- Let’s Find Momo – this can be a actually cute hide-and-seek interactive board guide. When we first received it a couple of yr in the past, we began with Riese simply discovering the canine. Now, she finds all of the stuff within the photos and can level out different issues we ask about, too!
- The Rainbow Fish – actually cute and colourful guide with a pleasant lesson, too. 😉
- Goodnight Moon – a basic fave!
- Goodnight Gorilla – actually cute, foolish guide that Riese loves!
- Penguin books – these are tremendous cute and fantastically illustrated. W have been studying these to Riese since she was actually little! We have the primary three.
- Jamberry – tremendous enjoyable and eccentric with numerous foolish made up phrases and rhymes
- Curious George Bedtime Stories – Riese is basically into Curious George proper now and this can be a enjoyable assortment of a bunch of quick tales!
I’m certain there are a ton extra I’m not remembering proper now, however that ought to maintain you guys busy for a short time not less than. 😉
2) Play! Favorite Learning Toys for Toddlers
We have loads of favorites proper now! First up on the checklist is something tactile/messy.
I discussed lately that Matt discovered this cool kinetic sand package for Riese a couple of weeks in the past at a craft retailer. It’s superb as a result of it doesn’t make a large number! It sticks collectively, and you’ll nonetheless form it and construct with it like moist sand, however someway it doesn’t get all over the place like regular sand so you should utilize it indoors. Highly advocate! I’ve NO concept the way it works however it’s so freakin cool. Matt and I like taking part in with it simply as a lot as Riese does. 😉
We purchased an artwork easel for Riese lately as a result of she loves coloring and portray! One facet is a dry erase board and the opposite facet is a chalkboard. She’s been actually into it, each coloring and in addition cleansing it off with wipes. Oh and sure, we completely have already got some marker spots on the partitions now in case you have been questioning…
We are additionally very into sticker and coloring books proper now, like this one, in addition to meals/cooking associated toys like this cute toddler cooking toy set (pots + pans), and pretend meals (like this fruit and veggie “farmer’s market” set you may reduce). Riese loves “cooking” for us. 😉 We’ve been pondering of getting her a play kitchen… possibly for her birthday within the fall!
Blocks are one other huge favourite proper now. We have a pair completely different varieties: Lego Duplos and in addition Mega Bloks. Both are nice! Riese received’t actually construct issues by herself simply but however loves once we construct issues together with her.
We additionally simply received her some magnetic constructing blocks (<- that’s a very good starter set model) this week – have you ever guys seen these earlier than? They are actually cool and a brand new fave!
three) MOVE! Best Toys and Games for Toddlers to Burn Off Energy
Because generally quiet actions simply received’t do, am I proper?!
Our absolute favourite indoor power burning exercise for Riese is the nugget play sofa. We often have it arrange like a ramp so Riese can climb/soar up it again and again. But she additionally likes once we flip it right into a mini trampoline (by folding over two mats) and once we flip it right into a fort/home, too. I like that it’s so versatile and isn’t a static/set toy so you will get artistic with it! I hear older youngsters love this too as a result of they’ll change it round on their very own and use it for imaginary adventures.
It appears like they might be offered out on their web site (not stunning), so bookmark that for later!
I’ve additionally been having enjoyable “doing exercise” (as Riese calls it) with Riese! I attempted to show her how you can do leaping jacks the opposite day which was sort of hilarious. She loves leaping, so she was REALLY into leaping squats and did far more than I might. She additionally likes attempting to imitate me once I do yoga or stretches.
And don’t neglect about cover and search, or chase! Riese loves being chased round the home, or to chase us round the home, particularly when carrying a cape. 😉
Another nice choice should you’re on the lookout for energetic at residence actions for toddlers: we have now a rainbow hula hoop and Riese loves utilizing it for energetic video games! We put it on the ground and I say a shade and Riese jumps into the circle at that shade. She’s been utilizing it to strive to determine how you can soar backwards (over the ring and out of the circle) recently, too!
Another energetic favourite factor of mine to do is to have Riese assist us with chores round the home! She loves serving to us stroll round and dump all of the trash cans out into a bigger bag, she loves “helping” fold, transport, and put away laundry (one after the other is greatest so it takes longer, heh), and he or she loves serving to to unload the dishwasher – sorting the silverware is her job!
four) Create! More Indoor Activities for Toddlers
Don’t neglect about arts and crafts! I’m not probably the most artistic/artsy particular person, however I’ve tried to get extra artistic for Riese’s sake over the previous couple weeks. We have been doing somewhat artwork class collectively this winter earlier than the entire world shut down. That gave me some concepts for issues to get extra artistic with at residence, like making little playing cards for household that we are able to’t see proper now utilizing random stuff I have already got round the home.
Riese loves utilizing a glue stick, and I ripped up some tissue paper I’ve saved from presents through the years to stay it to the paper, and we added some ribbon as nicely. She additionally did some coloring and sticker including – she’s REALLY into stickers proper now!
A buddy of mine despatched me this image of a cool race monitor she created together with her toddler utilizing an outdated cardboard field and the within of paper towel rolls – genius! Definitely attempting this one too. This is among the most artistic at residence actions for toddlers I’ve seen. Plus, constructing it will likely be half the enjoyable!
5) Cook! Get Your Toddler Helping within the Kitchen
In addition to the faux play with meals I already talked about, Riese actually likes serving to us within the kitchen, which is large as a result of it makes cooking dinner/lunch/no matter loads simpler together with her within the combine vs. simply clinging to our legs and whining. I’ve talked about beforehand that we received her these plastic toddler knives so she might help us slice meals within the kitchen, and he or she additionally actually loves serving to us combine and pour (with supervision, ha). A bonus is that when she helps slice veggies she typically finally ends up consuming loads of them within the course of. 😉
We have this kitchen helper tower thingy for her to face in so she’s up at counter top. It’s what we use when she helps kind silverware, too!
So there you’ve gotten it! What Riese and I’ve been as much as recently, and what her present favorites are.
I’d love to listen to your fave at residence actions for toddlers/youngsters within the feedback, too!