Groups - we go to 1 toddler/play group a week for 3hours on a Tues morning. Half the time LO plays on her own while I have a coffee the other half we paint together and play together.
We don't do any planned activities as such but LO loves painting/drawing. Building blocks. Shapesorter. Books. And climbing and jumping. And she helps with the housework. And we go out everyday with a mixture of her walking or in the pram and we usually visit the park everyday too xx
my LO is a year. now that the weather is changing for us to warmer springlike weather, we are playing outside a lot more. she's bored inside, and she's so happy outside! we give her a big bucket of warm water to splash around--she just gets a wooden spoon and splashes in the big bucket of water. she has a sand table she plays in. she mostly likes to walk down the sidewalk, pick flowers, etc...
also going to more parks this time of year.
as for indoors...playing games to work on body parts and learning where her nose, eyes, ears etc...are. playing musical instruments--she has a toy piano, miracas, tambourine...and we play the radio a lot and do some dancing.
she's not yet ready for coloring or crafts really.
sometimes she plays on her own while we cook/clean/have down time.
We do all the usual indoor stuff: messy play, painting, making random things from cardboard plus going out on his trike/scooter/ walking our dogs. We also have animals so he loves feeding the hens and looking for eggs and helping with the horses.
We go swimming once a week too. And he has two sessions at pre school so um.. Seems we are too busy to do any housework. Shame!
We go to 3 classes (gym, music & dancing), we go to a play area once a week, play dates at home once or twice a week, we go to my aunts house (has 4 kids) at least once a week after the classes as she lives in the same area, this is in addition to the park once a week & different activities at home (messy play, colouring, dancing, jumping on the trampoline, pretend play, etc) my dad also started to take him swimming again on Fridays
Esther is 2 1/2years. She goes to the library for a rhyme time most Mondays. We try to go swimming most Tuesdays and she goes to a toddler group on a Friday. Other than that she just does what I'm doing.
We don't do any activities at home iro crafts etc. unfortunately if I'm at home I'm usually having to do housework stuff. She does play outside alot now that the weather is dry.
i find it very difficult to get to any clubs as i am usually working when they are on we tend to draw or play with play-doh, shape sorters, read books, sing and dance... but i would really like to get her to a group to socialise. i feel like she's missing out
We swim once a week (we did Waterbabies up till 1 1/2) and we do Tumble Tots which is kind of gym and climbing plus a bit of singing and action songs. Ethan hated Rhythm time too much sitting about and too structured but the bit of singing in TT is brilliant and he's picked up lots of things.
At home when we're not doing TT we see friends with toddlers the 2 days I'm off work with him alone d he can just socialise and play with new toys etc. Also I alternate between a nice local soft play, a toddler group, swimming and something called craftplay which is a kind of alternative play group near us. He's also really into using his wooden trike or balance bike around the park or playing with the ball even if it's chilly he loves being wrapped up and being out!
I'm on Easter half term this next 2 weeks so at home all the time YAY! We['re potty training but plan to make easter chocolate nests and also might hide his cars/trains in the garden as he LOVED the Easter Egg hunt!!!!!!!
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