Today I thought I’d share about just one of the many times Aden and I have shared some quality time together lately. It’s really important to me to make time to spend with each of my children individually – we all love to play and explore together but there’s nothing like one on one… It’s so important!
Not surprisingly, one on one time tends to involve trains whenever possible.
Puzzles are such a fantastic educational activity for little ones because they teach patience, hand eye coordination, motor skills, memory and so much more. These are all things that we take for granted as grown ups, having long forgotten the process of learning them, but they’re absolutely necessary skills to have.
What’s more is the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a goal – and with a puzzle, there’s always a clear goal. The puzzles he does are already becoming more complex, and soon he’ll have more to achieve and be proud of!
Quality time, learning – so much goes into a little puzzle time. :)
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Sometimes being a working momma can be so crazy, but when it comes down to just laughing and playing with your babies, it really couldn’t be more simple. Aden and I have such a blast together. He’s been such a good sport about having to share mommy time with his baby sister and I truly cherish the moments we can just hang out! Here’s a recap of a few of our recent mommy-son play dates. If your little ones are at this toddler age, they’ll love it too!
Sometimes it’s the simplest games that are most fulfilling for children. Actually, most of the time that’s the case! Aden loves his legos. Once he gets going, you can’t tear him away from them. They get his creative juices flowing and suddenly he’s building a whole world.
When the weather is warm, you can’t go wrong spending the day in the backyard. Blowing bubbles is a simple playtime activity that toddlers go crazy for. (And did you know you can even make your own recipes for bubbles?) Even better if you can add in some fun music while they play. Whenever the music stops, he has to stop and freeze, and gets to get going again when it starts up. It’s a blast and pretty much has us cracking up the whole time.
You guys, it really is the little things. I love seeing my little man smile!
If you have any fave toddler activities, share them below.