With most daycares and playschools on a complete shut down, having the children at home all day can be daunting. When structure and routine break down for children, they may tend to get restless and feel unsure of what is going on. This is especially true when the child is very young and cant fully comprehend what is going on, and why. Having the child engaged in some meaningful and enjoyable activities will help bring a feeling of normalcy back.

 

Here are some suggestions from Superbottoms on how to do this.

  • Watering plants: Whether you’re a complete plant lover and have a huge green space, or you just a few pots around the house, or if you have just got seeds from Superbottoms!… you could keep your little one engaged by giving them the responsibility of caring for the plant herself.
  • Bubble Play: Mix some liquid dishsoap, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp glycerine and water, to make your own bubble solution that your child can enjoy whether you have a newborn or a toddler!
  • Meditation: Have your toddler practice some deep breathing techniques or just a bit of calm shut eye for a few minutes. This won’t work much longer than a few minutes if your child is very young, but even a minute or two might keep you sane when all around you is going crazy!
  • Puzzles: Having a few simple puzzles in a busy bag that your child can go to by himself, and keep occupied without needing much assistance helps. This will help you get your regular chores done in the meanwhile
  • Makerspace: A makerspace can be a great idea for times like these. At a low table, set up a tinkering space with some glue, toilet paper tubes, clothing tags, old business cards, scraps of waste cloth, cereal boxes, straws, cardboard, empty bottles and jars, buttons and bottle caps, newspapers and other items that can make for a great craft project. Let your child go crazy with their imagination!
  • Just Watching: Set up a comfortable chair at a window if you stay in a place with plenty of birds. Have them count the various types of birds that they see. If you live in a busy city away from birds and trees, have them practice people watching, or count objects like black cars, stray dogs, number of buses that pass by..
  • Help with cooking: When you have your cooking to do, it can be hard to get things done while also making sure that the little ones aren’t turning the house upside down. Have them help a bit, washing veggies before you cut them, or keeping them busy right next to you, with dough and some cookie cutters is a great idea. Making rainbow rice, with some food colour is always thrilling for the little ones!

 

What are your tips for keeping your babies and toddlers engaged? We might just add these to our blog too.

Do share them in the comments and let’s hold each other’s hands through these tough times.

2 thoughts on Activities to do with your little ones!

  • IpseetaApril 9, 2020 at 5:19 am

    One could leave their baby on the play mat, with a lot of crayons and one-sided used papers. Children love colours and to try their hands on the same and this is how they develop love for art/ painting.

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    • SuperBottomsApril 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

      Thank you for sharing. We appreciate when parents share their positive experiences. For any support or queries, we are always available on call/ WhatsApp at 9819313426
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

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