Well, temps are still very cold here in Southern PA, so we've been digging out even more fun activities for Charlie to do when he gets that super bored face on! I try to make sure that the activities we do with Charlie are fun, but also provide some kind of learning experience, whether it be sensory exploration, sorting, tactile development, crafts, etc. I also keep them short - no more than thirty minutes. Toddlers certainly don't have the attention span to commit to an activity for any longer than that (and thirty minutes is pushing it). I don't want to overwhelm him. These are all very self-explanatory activities, so I'm going to let pictures do most of the talking.
Here are four of our favorites from the past week...
1- Stringing objects
Charlie has a great set of shapes/beads that were passed down from my little brothers, so this was an easy one for us to set up for him. I gave him a shoelace and showed him how to string it through the holes. If you don't have a set of beads handy, grab some pasta or dry cereal. Charlie enjoyed this activity while he was finishing up his blackberries from breakfast, haha.
2- Gluing pom-poms
paint, so this was another favorite activity.
4- Bottlecap Sorting