Having toddlers is both tiring and enjoyable at the same time. They are full of energy, and full of enthusiasm for what the day may bring. However, when you have toddlers, you have to be prepared to work hard to keep them entertained, as they have very short attention spans. So, how can you keep them entertained, and how can you ensure that they have as much fun as possible, while staying safe, of course?
When you are the parent of a toddler, there is so much that you need to do. You need to ensure that they are learning, growing, developing, and eating well. While you are busy focusing on raising them correctly, life can pass you by, and fun can sometimes be a little bit further down the list than it needs to be. Toddlers’ lives need to be filled with fun and excitement as they are learning so much about what the world is about, and when they are having fun it is easier and more enjoyable to process what’s going on around them.
Role Play with Toddlers
Toddlers love to copy, and they love to imitate their world around them. Giving them the chance to role play, and put themselves in your shoes is good, and is a great way to let them play, and be creative. So, if you are washing the dishes, get them to help in any way that they can. They will enjoy the time spent with you doing “chores” and you will be letting them have fun, too. Role play with toddlers is important, and it also helps them to develop their own personalities.
Monthly Fun in a Box
When you are busy around the house, and perhaps not as engaged with your toddlers as you could be, you need to have a back-up plan in place to ensure that boredom does not set in. Having a monthly toddler subscription box drop through your mailbox gives your toddler an activity to look forward too, and it gives you a few minutes to yourself to catch up on what needs doing. Having a box of fun arrive—and that is ready to the go the minute you open it—is ideal for keeping little fingers and minds busy, engaged, and entertained.
Focusing on Creativity
Toddlers love messy play; they love painting and they love using their imaginations. Focusing on creativity and using their imagination is important for your toddlers’ entertainment and development. Whether it is coloring a picture with crayons, or painting with washable finger paints, you need to be prepared for a little mess, and you need to embrace what this fun means to your toddler, their learning, and their growth.
Thinking of ways to keep your toddlers entertained can be draining, and there are going to be times when your kitchen, living room, or play room will look like it has been ransacked and turned upside down. However, remembering that this phase is only temporary, and an important part of their growth will allow you to truly embrace these fantastic years in your little one’s life.