Access to this page has been denied because we believe you are using automation tools to browse the website. I think I am going to be so sad when how to teach a toddler sounds of my kids move through this stage because it is so darn cute. As a busy working mom of three kiddos I often make really detailed to-do lists and have super high expectations for what we are going to accomplish in a day.
A few times a week I have my toddler all to myself while my bigger kiddos are at school. Lately though I’ve been trying to slow down and focus on the simple things my toddler wants to do during our special time together, instead of just my to do list. Not for the whole two hours, but for part of the time. This is the most obvious, but probably the most important. To be honest with you sometimes I don’t like sitting down to read with my toddler because my voice gets hoarse very quickly and I am usually so tired during the day that I start falling asleep when I read. I have to put a limit on how many books we can read in a row, especially in the afternoon.
I love reading because it is fun, it helps us use our imaginations, it teaches my son some new vocabulary words, and it makes him love reading! We also love doing book inspired crafts and activities after we read. I collect book lists for kids over on Pinterest if you ever need any book ideas. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill martin Jr. If you have been a follower of Toddler Approved for awhile then you know we love to go on hunts!
Hunts are such a great way to get kids moving and learning about new things in an active way. We even included them in our ABCs of Toddler Activities because we think all toddlers have fun with hunting. Flashlight hunts are pretty cool too. I am not organized enough to pull together anything really fancy. We go to the park or play in our yard to get ourselves moving every day.