Looking to entertain a tiny toddler? Try this toy push activity!
It isn’t easy having a taby. You know, that middle ground when they aren’t a baby but definitely aren’t a toddler. I’m rocking my third taby right now and it’s exactly how I remember this stage from my first two: a sweet but frustrated little soul who wants to do so many things that he just can’t yet. It’s a tough stage which is why this simple toy push activity is coming in super handy.
I want to find activities that my taby (16 months old) can do. I want him to feel successful, to feel like he can do something, and to have a game he knows how to play. It’s a long list of wishes, but I’m looking high and low for activities that fit the bill and a toy push activity does just that.
What do you do with a taby?
The days can be long with a frustrated taby who wants to be independent but is still so dependent. It’s a hard place to be and I feel for my 16 month old.
Knowing all that I know about him – which is a lot of motherly knowledge – I know that playing with the baby wipes container is actually one of his favorite past times.
So I thought “Why not put a little activities twist on it?’
I grabbed the simple supplies to make this activity
Here’s what you need:
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That’s it! Great activities don’t need to have mile long supply lists or take hours to set up. Sometimes, you just set some toys on the carpet next to a wipes container and call it fabulous.
Modeling this toy push activity is key
It’s a good idea, especially with tabies, to model how to do an activity. I showed my son how to drop or push the animals into the hole of the wipes container and he was instantly hooked. This kind of push and drop activity is his jam.
Remember to supervise all activities, especially those with young toddlers and small toys. Please use good parental judgement and do what is best for your family.
So much learning in such a small activity
Yep, this is a super easy activity.
Yep, it’s really quick to set up.
But whoa baby is there a whole lot of learning in this activity.
Here’s what my son is learning in an activity like this:
- Fine motor skills
- Hand eye coordination
- Cause and effect
- Spatial awareness
Tabies are a tough crowd to find activities for but it can be done! This simple toy push activity is one of my son’s favorites and one that he can play over and over again – which is great since being the parent of a taby is also a tough job.