Keeping your Toddler Busy

Today I want to tell you about a book I bought well over a year ago.  Being an older first time mum I´d not had much contact with young children over the past decade and had a complete panic attack about about my lack of experience in not only keeping children entertained but using creative learning techniques.  After searching the internet I found the very book  The Toddler´s Busy Book  by Trish Kuffner which I bought on also available in the UK.  The book contains 365 creative learning games and activites (one for each day of the year) for one to three year olds using items found around the home.

The first piece of advice is about what you need to stock up on for your crafts cupboard but I found that the majority were items that I had around the house anyway.  The chapters are separated into the different kinds of games and activities for rainy days, in the kitchen, water play, outdoor adventures, music and movements etc.  I especially like the activities for rainy days as it can be so easy to let your children watch the TV or a video.  My son and I have had endless fun trying out new games and we still have lots more activities to do.  The book retails at €7,80 and is well worth the investment.


6 Responses

  1. I think I should recommend this to my daughter for her son 🙂

  2. My two older ones love creative play .. the baby however enjoys eating playdough, paper and glue .. yummy!!

    Look forward to a blog presenting Roan’s creations 😉

  3. My son just turned 2 on Monday. I’ll have to check out this book! I’m already benefiting from Pinterest but this book could help too!

  4. My baby girl just turned one a few weeks ago and has been walking for months – getting into EVERYTHING! She is our third child, but it has been 7 years since the one before her. I have no idea how I ever kept the other two busy, this girl I cannot keep up with! I hope this book helps us out! Thanks for sharing!

    • Oh I can sympathise with you when you have an early walker. Our son started walking before he was one year and it was a nightmare. Where other children like doing jigsaws and memory games this book provids me with alternative activities for a more active child. Good luck!

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