Finding activities for toddlers is no big deal, but the difficult part is finding something that will keep them entertained for more than a few seconds. The problem with any activity for toddlers is that kids are so fickle and so moody. It really is hard to tell what children’s activities will be appreciated and which ones will. If you pick the the right toddler activities, the kids will have fun for hours. But if you pick the wrong ones, they may become bored, or even upset. The important thing for a parent or caregiver is to be patient and ready to try many different activities.
Of course, when selecting an activity for toddlers, you have to keep in mind that many of the things that we take for granted and do every day and novelties for them. For example, taking a walk in a stroller is an activity for toddlers that provides endless amusement and entertainment. Similarly, something like peekaboo list adult has become a bit of a boring an obvious, for young children is still a source of great amusement.
Of course, sometimes the best activity for toddlers is the simplest and most obvious. I have noticed that little kids love to play with balloons. I actually cannot be credited with this activity for toddlers – I do not think of it on my own. I got it from a kids book, when older brother demonstrates for his younger brother and his brothers friends all the fun that can be had by dancing around with balloons. In the book, it keeps the kids busy for something like 40 minutes, which is impressive for any activity for toddlers. Although in my experience it doesn’t work quite that well, it is still a good way to keep them entertained and teach the basic principles of hand eye coordination.
But in reality, the best way to find an activity for toddlers is to think back to your own childhood. What did you like to do? What entertained you? What excited you, and what relaxed you? And most of all what capture your imagination? Of course, when you start asking these kind of questions, you eventually find your way to the best activity for toddlers that there is: reading. Kids love books, and at that age it is the best time to introduce them to lifelong love of reading. Even before the have a good grasp of language, they will enjoy the pictures, and and pick up at least parts of the story. Read to them every day.