What can I do with my 2 Year Old at home? This indoor toddler game is a hoot!
First off, l I hear you, I see you, I am living you!
I hear you asking in desperation as you try to unload the dishwasher.
I see you forgot your coffee mug in the microwave for the 3rd time today.
I get you. I understand that it can seem impossible to get anything done with a two-year-old inside all day. Why are they still hungry?!
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Toddler fun can begin at home.
The right game for a two-year-old will:
Encourage pretend play
Practice hand-eye coordination
Inspire new problem solving
Strengthen small hand muscles by grasping objects
Boost momentum for independent play
Stimulate prior knowledge
Just like painting with our toddler builds over time, simple toddler play prompts will do the same!
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Toddler Drive and Drop is straight up a DIY at-home learning game.
When I come up with ideas for my little guy, I want them on the fly.
There isn’t much time for cutting and pasting when my hair is dripping wet and I still need to put a handful of almonds in my mouth for breakfast at 10 am. That sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
So here I am, diving into our cardboard box collection to see what I can come up with quickly.
I know my toddler loves his race cars, and I know I have a reusable box. Together, they will buy me the time I am looking for and help him better understand concepts like gravity and force and motion.
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How do you make Drive and Drop?
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A lot like our favorite toys for toddlers, this supply list includes open-ended materials that will be used for years to come!
Quick tips on this toddler indoor game:
If you want your box to be white, cover it in your white paper roll.
If you want your roads to be black, use this colored tape roll.
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Begin by cutting a rectangular slot on the top of your cardboard box.
Draw or tape out your lines for roads.
Place the race cars to the left of the box and invite your toddler to play! – the rest is up to him!
So the next time you are in a pinch, go ahead and make this indoor game for your two-year-old!