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What to do with a 15month old

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Bumchin101 Sun 10-May-15 10:04:15

DS is 15 months. We don't do alot during the day and started to think he must get really bored at home. So what do you get up to with your little one during the day indoors and outdoors? Ideas are much needed.

AGirlCalledBoB Sun 10-May-15 10:07:13

Mine is 19 months we:

Play playdoh
Have baths
Go swimming
Go park
Soft play
Children's centres
Play toys
Dance to music
Go walk

We tend to do an activity in the morning and then by the afternoon he has a nap and is happy to play with all his toys on his own for a while so I can tidy and sort dinner.

MagpieCursedTea Sun 10-May-15 10:08:56

My DS is 18 months now but we go out on day trips to local places, visit family and go to a drop in baby/toddler group once or twice a week.

When we're at home we read books, do drawings, play with his toys, do some housework together watch cBebbies and read MN

flanjabelle Sun 10-May-15 10:10:29

Big bowl of flour with some scoops, sit him in the bath and let him get messy and play.

save the flour and next time make cloud dough, 1 part oil (sunflower, olive etc) to 8 parts flour. It's mouldable but crumbly and a lovely texture to play with.

Drawing with crayons, just give one or two crayons so they don't get overwhelmed and practice drawing.

Set down a big towel and put a bowl of water with scoops and things to 'wash' add baby bath if you want bubbles.

Let them help you sorting out cupboards, washing etc, let them pass things to you, or give them a pile of things to play with.

Get them involved in the housework, give them a duster or get them to help tidying.

Go for a walk, take time to point out the flowers, little bugs, trees, houses etc. Go at toddler pace and let them explore and see new things..

Take them to a sensory room at your local soft play.

Play with blocks, read books, sing nursery rhymes and teach them the actions.

Look into going to toddler groups for brilliant stimulation. my local library does a free nursery rhyme group which is fantastic.

Artandco Sun 10-May-15 10:16:43

Think what you like to do and take them with you. At that age we would go to art galleries and museums, swimming, bake, long walks, picnics in summer, read outside in summer, visit family and friends. In between I would work for m home at let them entertain themselves

mrsmeerkat Sun 10-May-15 10:18:47

Mine is 19 months now and the biggest hit is a sand pit outside. The little tykes turtle one has a lid so keeps sand dry. Absolutely vital imo. Also a scuttlebug indoors and out.

We go to two toddler groups. I have a five month old too but if I didn't I would do a swimming trip.

Recently bought a toddler table and chairs and inset jigsaw. Colouring books and crayons.

Mainly he likes free play with little people and toy baby bottles and trucks.

Bubbles. Balloons. Tubberware. Saucepan and spoons all go down well. I recently started a thread and going to buy some playmobil.

Artandco Sun 10-May-15 10:39:25

Mrs - many pools do let you take x2 small children alone. When mine were that age I just took them in children's shallow pool where ds1 could toddle around with floating jacket on incase, and baby ds2 just sat in my arms and I floated him a little watching eldest. Now they are 4 and 5 and race each other swimming lengths!

mrsmeerkat Mon 11-May-15 22:15:25

The 19 month old doesn't walk yet so I would be a bit afraid art but maybe will when the are a bit older. I would Love that.

mrsmugoo Tue 12-May-15 20:22:23

DS is 14 months and I work 3 days a week so I have 2 days a week at home with him. We do the usual playing, books, songs, CBeebies etc at home as well as errands to the shops in the buggy and usually to the park/swings once a day. I usually try to do either one soft play or one toddler group a week.

At weekends he likes spending time with my DH and we visit family etc...

Quite mundane stuff really compared to what my life was like pre-baby

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