Last week was a sickly week for us so we didn't do many activities, instead a lot of the time was spent cuddling and sleeping. So here today instead of an activity is my 10 blogs to go to for activities for Toddlers.
The Educators Spin On It - written by Kim and Amanda who like me are former teacher but also parents. They post ideas and activities for everyone from babies to school age children including series on Gardening, Organising, the Love books, After school club but also my favourite a lot of ideas for getting your toddlers out and about and connecting with nature. Kim and myself seem to be connected and often find ourselves doing very similar ideas but on opposite sides of the planet. Check out this great Earth Day Post about Raising and Eco-Toddler.
Toddler Approved is a great site for ideas for Toddlers as well as older children with some amazing parenting advice as well. There are so many great ideas and of course one of the host of the Virtual Book Club which I am such a great fan of.
Charlotte over on Make do and Friend (and from our guest post yesterday) has great play/learning ideas for toddlers. Her son is the same age as J so 30 - 31 months and the range of ideas is amazing - play dough fun including my favourite Very Hungry Caterpillar play dough.
Glittering Muffins a Canadian Blog is full of ideas for toddlers with lots of our favourite glitter thrown in. The organiser of the Around the World in 12 Dishes and featuring some amazing crafts and recipes from around the world as part of this plus lots of sensory and craft activities I love popping along and seeing what they are up to as Nico is a very similar age to J.
If it's creative ideas then Growing a Jeweled Rose is the place to go. The ideas for sensory baths are inspirational and I am really hoping to take some of the ideas for the mud pie kitchen and create our own in the garden. Growing and Jeweled Rose is also our co-host for Tuesday Tots so always check out the ideas she is featuring as you could be featured there or on Rainy Day Mum.
Another British blogger Anna at The Imagination Tree has 3 children under 3 and a half and her ideas start from baby play all the way through to Pre-school but with a huge pot of ideas for Toddlers - all of the ideas are creative, fun and playful - plus of course her no cook play-dough is the bee's knees.
Mama Pea Pod a Canadian in Hungry has some great outdoor play ideas for toddlers - we have a post coming up on hose free garden water fun and some of the Amazing ideas we will showcase to keep cool this summer whilst saving water have kindly been shared from Mama Pea Pod. The fortnightly Outdoor Play Party is co-hosted on Mama Pea Pod as well and even better reason to pop over and see what everyone has been up to outdoors recently.
If you are looking for craft or art ideas for Toddlers then Red Ted Art is the place to go - Maggie has hundred's if not 1000's of craft ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers that she does at home with her son Red Ted. It's also the home of Kid's Get Crafty a weekly link party and coming very soon a series on introducing children to the great artists that we can't wait to join in with.
Mama Smiles is a great place to find ideas for toddlers and older children as well as parenting advice and ideas. Inspired by posts on the blog we made our mess free colour mixing which J loves and we've since done Red and Yellow and Red and Blue. We will soon be joining in with an amazing project raising funds for cancer research and have had so much fun creating with J and T to produce some crafts.
Taming the Goblin another British blogger has some great ideas for Toddler as Goblin is just a little younger than J, I love the honesty of the posts and also the cooking ideas each time a new cooking post comes up my mouth waters at the food that they make together