Toddlers are a big responsibility. They have very short attention spans and so need to be stimulated in a variety of ways, all while contributing to their mental and physical development in a positive way. Most new mums and dads have homes filled with toys, books, mats and music, but somehow it never feels like enough. Toddlers want to be with other toddlers, they want to be outside, they want to sing, be sung to, dance and be danced with. Here are a few ways to keep your toddler entertained and learning.
For mums and dads who have the time to be with their little ones but not necessarily the resources to keep them entertained, family centres are what you want to be a part of. Family centres tend to be equipped with everything from classes for babies and toddlers, play areas and party areas. They also have lots to do for parents including exercise facilities, pre-natal classes and sometimes even treatment rooms. Mums-to-be can learn about what to expect and new mums can mingle with each other while their children run around and have fun. Family centres usually offer healthy food to eat as well as nutritional information for parents and kids.
Nurseries in Huyton have all of the courses and play areas of family centres except for that they are just for kids. Parents can drop off their little ones before work and pick them up when they’re done. While they hammer out their busy day at the office, their children will be in the safety of a nursery run by experienced professionals. Nursery school activities usually include arts and crafts, music, outdoor time, gym time, and play time. Children are kept entertained throughout the day and stimulated by a wide variety of activities.
If the options above are out of your price range or you just want to spend some time with your child outside on a beautiful day, why not take them to the playground? Playgrounds have everything a little kid could ask for, from sand boxes to swinging tires, to teeter-totters and monkey bars. They are completely free and usually packed with other kids and parents, meaning there is something for everyone. Make sure to pack some snacks and stay in the shade if it’s really hot out.
The good news is, toddlers tend to be able to entertain themselves they just need the resources to do it. Give them those and you can sit back and relax while they play, learn and grow.