Have you noticed how toddlers LOVE big work!
The bigger and heavier the better, the greater the stretch, the steeper the slope the greater the attraction. Small children love testing their strength.
The weekend is here and you have an active toddler
I remembered reading, ages ago, about practical ways for toddlers to use their developing bodies and abundant energy so decided to write a short list to get you started.
Ways that toddlers can exert maximum effort
Here are a few to get you started --
Carrying round a large bag or backpack
Using large foam blocks (the Melbourne Museum Children's Gallery has fantastic large blocks)
Walking over pillows
Move a bucket or watering can of water
Pushing or carrying a loaded laundry basket
Lift a large(ish) suitcase with some weight in it
Move a piece of furniture
Taking the largest steps possible (stepping stones)
Carrying a large box
Digging and filling a bucket with sand then moving that to a new location .....
I hope you find several ideas which help to make the weekend even more enjoyable for you and your toddler.
I’d love to see your ideas and photos, please post them to my Facebook page