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    Default How do you entertain your toddler at home?

    My DD is 19 months and I am finding it difficult to keep her entertained while at home. She gets bored really quickly and starts whining and getting cranky and it drives me bonkers. I'm naturally a homebody so I find having to leave the house every day for her sake exhausting... plus I'm sick to death of walking around shopping centres! LOL

    Any tips on how to keep her entertained and make my day feel like it doesn't stretch on FOREVER when I choose to stay home.

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    What kind of things is she interested in doing? Do you have a backyard?

    We do playdoh, chalk drawing on the ground outside, painting with water on the pavers, gardening, playing outside with bikes/scooters/trikes, bubbles outside, cooking (DD sits used to sit in her high chair and I would give her bits to "help") now she sits on the bench and helps as she is 2.5 years, playing with blocks, reading books...

    Thats a quick few, I find it a lot easier to entertain during summer than winter, as we spend a lot of time out in our yard playing.

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    There is another thread about this subject floating around, I'll see if I can find it and link it here for you, it had some really great ideas

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    Here 'tis
    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...d.php?t=520132

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    My favourite idea from that particular thread was the sticky contact thing where you tape some contact sticky side up to a table (I've also attached it to a wall for my DD) and give your child sequins, sparkles, cut out pics from mags etc and let them decorate it. I often set my 2 year old up with this stuff when I'm cooking dinner etc. Keeps them entertained for ages.

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    Default How do you entertain your toddler at home?

    Oh I hear you on the boredom thing! The other week I went to cheap as chips and bought a cheap clipboard and a cheap canvas and a couple of packs of coloured sticky dots and DS sat for ages learning to peel the stickers off and stick them down. Then at the end you have a nice arty gift!

    I call it my $4 rescue remedy :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    My favourite idea from that particular thread was the sticky contact thing where you tape some contact sticky side up to a table (I've also attached it to a wall for my DD) and give your child sequins, sparkles, cut out pics from mags etc and let them decorate it. I often set my 2 year old up with this stuff when I'm cooking dinner etc. Keeps them entertained for ages.

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    I did the contact thing with my toddler... It lasted 5 minutes. He couldn't be stuffed picking bits and pieces to put on the contact... He tipped the whole container of bits and pieces on the contact... Voila masterpiece!

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    Play dough, painting, paint with water books, helps me bake, colouring in/drawing, stickers, the contact activity mentioned above, car races, hide the toys (I hide little figurines and he has to find them), outside play (we have a a cubby house, slide and bikes..getting a sand pit for Christmas), chalk drawing, water play now it's warming up (got a water table from kmart and they love it!), reading, independent play with their toys,


 

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