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What can i do with my 13mnth old daughter?? We go to the park sometimes and we dont have many friends around here so i have run out of interesting things to do..Has anyone got any suggestions? Preferably ones that dont cost money!
What about feeding birds, doing some painting (if your game enough) if you have any empty boxes around you can make a playhouse, or just let her play in it, my son is 2 and still loves boxes, you can both make music with pots a stuff from the kitchen, hope that helps
Fill the bath with bubbles, climb in together and go wild.
If it's nice enough out then take big chalks outside to decorate the house and footpath. Paint with water (or be brave and get out the paints!), wash dolls or plastic toys. Blow bubbles.
Go for a walk to look for pretty flowers/stones/neighbours cats. Find some ducks to feed.
Spread a blanket or sheet & have a picnic in the lounge for lunch.
Practice rolling and throwing balls to each other. Help her sit & balance on a large ball and play "humpty dumpty", helping her to fall/roll off with the song.
Hold her hands and use the bed as a trampoline.
Excellent ideas ladies! I cant wait to get the paints out now! Thanks for the inspiration!:D
Mum used to have the bottom drawer in the kitchen full of "safe" play things for me when I was about your DD's age. Tupperware, plastic cups and plates etc - anything that I couldn't hurt myself with.
Maybe a teddy bear's picnic with DD's dolls/teddies - really good if DD has a teaset, if not then just plasticware from the kitchen...
Drawing; playdoh; dress ups? Sorry DS isn't that old yet so I'm not sure how much help I'm being :laughing: just trying to think what I have pictures of my sisters and I doing at about that age... what about a cubby house made from two kitchen chairs about a metre and a half apart with a doona over it? Or hide and seek?
Why not try the Library, they sometimes have storytelling sessions. Have you tried a playgroup. If you find the right one they can be great for meeting new mums and for your daughter to socialise.
Me and my 17 month old have been going down the park or in our garden...."we're going on a bear hunt, we're going on a bear hunt" i sing this as we march around and he stomps his feet to the song....we look up trees, hide behind bushes, just playing pretends...he loves it - he also takes his bucket along and collects treasures along the way (rocks, leaves, sticks) which I make a big deal about.....we sometimes do this for 2 hours....
This is what we did yesterday, and made me think of this thread, lol. We went to the garden centre to pick out some flowers for the garden. DD loved looking at the different colours and shapes of flowers, the different textures of leaves and plants, the smells, the bees, and the fountains. We went on a "hunt" for white flowers. Most of the flowers and plants where we went were set on low tables, perfect height for a toddler to inspect them and I didn't have to bend too much. Tomorrow we'll plant the flowers we bought.
We also had packed a picnic lunch to eat on a blanket at the park. After that we went for a walk at the park, which quickly turned into a game of "find the fuzzy dandelion and blow the top off" :)
All free, you just need a clear sunny day to enjoy. DD is 2.5 years old, but I think you could adapt the garden center and dandelion activities for a younger toddler.
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