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Easy At-Home Toddler Activities

As a parent, spending quality time with your toddler is crucial for their development and strengthening your bond.

While the outside world offers numerous activities, there’s no need to look far for engaging and educational experiences.

With a bit of creativity, your home can transform into a wonderland of fun and learning for your little one.

Here are three easy activities that will keep your toddler entertained and help them grow while staying right at home.

1. Keep It Up! 
A toddler playing with balloons as her parents are next to her laughing glad they found the playgroup community

You’d be surprised at how a simple balloon can provide endless laughing and fun for your toddler.

Blow up and tie off a balloon and show your little one how to hit the balloon to keep it in the air. This will challenge their gross motor skills and burn off some energy.

2. Sensory Bin: Play Cooking
A toddler playing with dried pasta pretending to cook with it, her parents are glad they found these activities for toddlers on the playgroup community website.

Toddlers are naturally curious and love to explore the world through their senses.

Sensory play not only captivates their attention but also aids in cognitive development and fine motor skills.

This sensory play station uses simple household items. Get some dried pasta of any shape, bowls, measuring cups, and spoons, and let the cooking magic begin!

To help keep the mess contained, it is recommended to put a cookie sheet under the bowls. Toddlers will love scooping, mixing, and “helping” mom cook. 

3. Floor is Lava 
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Another great activity for gross motor skills and physical activity.

Arrange couch pillows on the floor and challenge your child to jump to each pillow without touching the floor.

Say, “The floor is lava!” Once they get the hang of it, they can move the pillows around and even add other furniture for an obstacle course!

Engaging with your toddler at home doesn’t require elaborate setups or extensive planning.

These simple activities encourage cognitive, physical, and creative development, making your home a hub of excitement and growth for your curious toddler.

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