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Toddler Activities

Finding suitable activities to do with your toddler can be tricky, especially when it comes to finding the balance between educational and fun games and activities for them to play. These vlogs have tonnes of suggestions, with toys, games, and fun things to do to help your toddler learn and develop.

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Where can I find inspiration for activities for toddlers?

There are tonnes of toddler activities available, so it can be overwhelming trying to find the best ones to help your toddler develop. Whether you’re looking for educational days out and trips, art activities you can do indoors on a rainy day, or just toys which will keep your toddler learning, these mums have tips, reviews, and ideas to get you started.

As well as watching videos and looking for inspiration online, local libraries and playgroups are also worth looking at, plus there are lots of educational apps and games you toddler might enjoy.

Top ten indoor play ideas for toddlers

It can be hard to keep your toddler at home.. Whether you’re wanting to get creative with your toddler or looking for toys that will encourage learning through play, there are plenty of fun things you can do in your own home to keep your toddler happy.

Here are our top ten ideas:

Indoor race track – create a race track on the floor with masking tape, or draw on one on a large piece of cardboard

Finger painting – it can be slightly less messy than using brushes

Recreate a story book – find materials to represent the characters and key scenes, and act out the story together as you read

Colouring sorting – find four coloured bowls and a series of different coloured items for your toddler to match with each bowl

Pipe cleaner play – you’ll need pipe cleaners and a colander. Push the pipe cleaners through the holes to create a web inside

Paper plate crafts – pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners are great for making smily faces

Baking – making rice crispie cakes or decorating cup cakes can be easy, fun activities to do together

Threading – using string and dried pasta, they can enjoy hours of fun simply threading the string through the pasta

Homemade playdough – it’s easy to make and lasts for days. Check out our 3-ingredient recipe

Educational toys – there are so many different types on the market, from wooden building blocks and counting games to activity desks and electronic learning pads.

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