Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TODDLER TUESDAYS: 3 Easy Ways to Engage in Your Child's Playtime

Some days seem so long when our kids are acting out and we can't figure out why. Kids often act out because they are bored! Sometimes we are busy and attempt to give them ideas of what they should do but that's often not enough to keep them occupied. They might need some undivided attention with you engaged in an activity with them. Here are some ideas.

1. Climb onto the jungle gyms. Toddlers need a lot of direction and they learn from watching others.  While it's important for them to play independently, it's also important for them to see modeled play such as how you climb or navigate through play areas.  If you a play area is sturdy for adults, give it a try!

2. Change levels. Get on your child's level by crawling, squating, sitting on the floor or put your child on your shoulders.

3. Unplug. Show your child that they have your undivided attention by turning off outside stimuli such as the t.v, cell phone, or laptop.


  1. Love the blog title! And you're right, when kids are bored, they act out. They want mom or dad's attention.
    I think I will be referring to your blog a lot!