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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Clever Toddler Activities

Second Attempt 135mm f/2.8 Nikon

One question that I get frequently is what to do with your toddler while the others are having school. This is also something that I am dealing with and so far it's not a real problem, AlhamduLILLAH. I usually give my two year old a workbook that I purchased from the dollar store if I don't have an activity planned.

She feels like she is a big girl and I can focus on the older kids. Also, I try to have a few general lessons where I can include everyone and if I am reading aloud, she listens, even if the material is way above her level. I found a website today where there's an abundance of ideas and tutorials. I hope that it is beneficial to you.


Umm Omar said...

That's a question I get a lot, too. For me, it wasn't a problem for a long time and then it began to be, a little bit. But then my son was at the age where I could start giving him things to do/play with. Anyway, thanks for the link. I just checked out the website and they have some cute ideas.

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum wa RahmatuLLAHI wa Barakatuhu Umm Omar,

May ALLAH make things easy for you and your family (AMEEN)

You're so right - more and more, my toddler is into everything. My mother in law used to live with us and now it's just me with the four kids. It certainly takes some getting used to. So far, so good, AlhamduLILLAH.

Take care,
wa salaam,