Find your toddler gets a little lonely when the family is gone to work or school? These at-home activities are the perfect way to brighten their day.
As a mum of four, I found it interesting that when three of mine are in school, the two-year-old doesn’t know what to do with herself. She is so used to her siblings entertaining her and playing with her that when they are gone she is a little lost.
It is also a great time for her and me to bond and have some time together. But what can you do to entertain a two-year-old at home?
Look no further! We have a list of the perfect at-home activities for you and your little one.
Have an at-home disco
There is nothing that can put you in a better mood than listening to music and having a dance. Pop on some cheesy pop and dance with your little one.
Painting I must admit is an activity I usually avoid. Paint plus four kids does not end well. But with one little one, it is easier to manage. Get yourself some washable paint and an apron for your little one and they will love using their hands and fingers to make some masterpieces. You could also cut some shapes into potatoes or other veg and let them use them as stamps.
Invest in some wooden building blocks and they will last a lifetime. Help your little one to make a big tower. Make two towers and see who can make theirs the biggest!
This at-home activity is easy, cheap and great for their fine motor skills. Get some thick twine and some beads or uncooked pasta and help them thread them on to make necklaces. It will keep them busy and help with their pincer grip in the process.
Give Dolly a bath
Children love water. Get a basin with some bubbles and help them to give their doll a bath. The more bubbles, the better!
There are lots of different tables you can get to do sensory play but an empty sand table or even two basins work too. Fill one with rice or pasta or grains and have them transfer it to the other basket, either with a spoon or their little hands. Similarly, fill one with water and give them a sponge, have them fill the sponge with water and squeeze it all out into the other basin. Repeat until all the contents of basin one are now in basin two.