Toddlers can be a handful and as a devoted parent you have come up with a plethora of different games and activities to entertain your little one. Your mission is probably accomplished when you see your kids are having fun and at the same time wearing themselves out, so you can have those much-needed couples of hours to yourself while they take a nap.
Nothing wrong with that, but while you’re at it, why not throw in some games that contribute in the development of their gross and fine motor skills, social skills, problem-solving skills, overall communication skills, and even self-control? And since we know you probably don’t want to break the bank when doing so or spend hours and hours of your time (which you already have a lack of), we have gathered a few of easy activities for you to pick from.
There are lots of things to do with your toddlers without leaving the house. One of those things is letting your kids be active by placing bed pillows and throw pillows (of all shapes, sizes and even colors) on the floor which your little ones can climb, jump and balance on. Not only is this a great deal of fun for them, but by giving them directions you can also train their cognitive and gross motor skills.
Another fun activity that will contribute to the development of your children’s motor skills (and might even prepare them for a blossoming career in the NBA) involves a laundry basket and socks. Collect all your unpaired socks and give them a new purpose by using them for this game. Fold them into balls and throw them into the basket from a small distance and have your little ones imitate you.
So as you can see it doesn’t take much to create games and activities for your toddler that will boost their physical development. Mostly a whole lot of love for your little nugget and just a little bit of your own creativity. Have fun!