Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Keeping Toddlers Engaged

by Radhika (follow)
Radhika Ram
Fun (29)      Playing (9)     
It is common to find that most toddlers find it difficult to sit still or keep focussed on one activity. The reason behind it is their fickle mind and the bundle of energy that they carry. The task of keeping our toddlers engaged and not cranky can be a challenge.

Here are a few ideas to help keep them engaged-

Daily activities. Make housework fun for toddlers. Helping you in household activities becomes a game for them and you can keep them occupied by doing your work.

Some of them could be-

ē Get them help you in arranging utensils or helping you in drying the clothes. Let them pick the clothes one by one and hand it over to you. While the kids stay engaged, you get your jobs done.

ē Give them a container filled with flour or rice and tell them to put it in a plate, with a spatula.

Building blocks and picture books. Kids get fascinated by the colourful blocks. We can teach colors and to count while they have fun with the blocks. Itís an excellent way to help them recognize colors. Get some interesting books from the library and show them the pictures and tell them stories. Read it aloud and would be a good idea to ask them, repeat it with you.

Fun in front of mirror. Kids love to see themselves in the mirror. It becomes a game for them. You can make them stand in front of a mirror and probably ask them to dance or do some actions. They love seeing themselves.

Fun while eating. Cut some pieces of the food that you are eating and tell your kid to pick it one by one and put it in their plate. Every time they eat the piece, clap for them. This would not only encourage them to eat more, but also would give you enough time to have your meals peacefully.

Dance with Kids. Kids love music too and will have their favourite music. Just play their favourite music and let them enjoy it. It would be better if we also can dance with them. It will be blend of physical activity and fun.

Soft toys and balloons. Get some colourful toys or balloons and let them play with it. They love throwing the balloons in the air and playing with them. We can also get some soft balls at home which are less likely to break the things. These games shall keep them engaged with minimum chances of injuring themselves.

These kind of activities can sometimes allow us to finish off pending work like paying our bills, catching up with our family and friends or maybe even completing our office work. I really found them very helpful in balancing my time and remaining stress free.

I like this Article - 5
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Radhika
I am a mother of a 5-year old kid and have realized that making a child sit to study is a difficult ...
**Marbletick** is a perfect game for hand and eye coordination
The reaction of the body (immune system) when a specific food is consumed is technically referred as...
There are a few important milestones that parents are eager for their babies to do, like starting cr...
My 5 years old son is a sporty kid
I recently found a game which could get the kids thinking as well as being entertained at the same t...
view all articles by Radhika
Articles by Radhika on Other Hubs
Bedwetting is a condition amongst young children where they cannot hold their urine for the entire n...
ID: 10719
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
With the school and child care year beginning once again, many parents are daunted to realize that o...
My husband has long had a love affair with Bunnings
I've flown with British Airways before, but generally have opted for other airlines due to cost...
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version