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Random things your 18-24mo enjoys

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NapQueen Thu 26-May-16 08:06:28

So we can all steal ideas mainly.

*row row row your boat
*helping load and unload the washing machine
*breaking down wooden train tracks I build him
*following me round with the sweeping brush getting his toes swept
*annoying his 4yo sister
*wooden animal jigsaw (with the pictures inside the cut out spaces)
*looking at picture books

I'm sick of the one jigsaw, the three books he wants to look at on repeat, I appreciate the help with the housework!

What does yours enjoy,

cherrypiesally Thu 26-May-16 08:16:01

Playing with the Hoover
Unpacking kitchen drawer
Rearranging fridge
Putting things in the bin
Pretending to drink out of travel mug.

Ignoring all toys we have in favour of above!

cornishglos Thu 26-May-16 08:37:35

Going for walks, picking up stones and sticks.

AliceInHinterland Thu 26-May-16 08:41:34

Copying his dad - so plastic tools for hammering, plastic knife and veg that velcros together for cooking - but there is always a worrying moment where he seems in danger of insisting on having the real thing!!!

lornathewizzard Thu 26-May-16 09:02:52

Balls - kicking, throwing, bouncing, hitting them off my head
Going a 'wee walk'
Looking at pics of babies (which are normally her!)
Scribbling with a proper pen
Her slide
Watching Minnie (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
Playing with creams ie sudacrem or vaseline

lornathewizzard Thu 26-May-16 09:03:16

Oh and the hoover!

mrsnec Thu 26-May-16 09:12:22

Duplo aps.

Collecting things and then putting them somewhere else.

Playing in the garden when the irrigation system is on.

Going to the beach.

Chasing the cat.

AusitmAndAshtma Thu 26-May-16 09:17:07

Sticking his finger down his nappy and scratching his butt (no. He doesn't have worms, apparently he just likes the feeling confusedblush)
Running his Ninky Nonky train across the top of the radiator, making the loudest noise ever.
Putting the cat in the tumble dryer and trying to switch it on
Putting toothpaste on everyone's toothbrush, and trying to brush our teeth and the cats teeth
Playing with the sweeping brush
Standing on his head (feet on the sofa, head on the floor hmm)
Using our Hetty Hoover as a ride on
Climbing up and down the stairs (he could literally do this for hours)
Turning on the taps and jamming his finger into the hole so the water sprays everywhere
Watching those men who do trick shots with basketballs on YouTube
Watching science videos with his Dad, and saying 'Oh No' really creepily whenever anything explodes
Climbing. Anything. angry

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Thu 26-May-16 09:18:08

Pretending to feed his teddies with a bowl and spoon, same with bottle.

Hiding behind doors and jumping out. grin

Singing any songs that he can clap to

Going for a walk and barking like a maniac at any dogs or cats we see ( he recently decided that cats don't say meow - they bark confused )

Playing catch with a ball - he can do it for hours.

"Helping" me with the washing/shopping/cleaning.

bluechameleon Thu 26-May-16 12:20:40

Watching birds - he says "more bird" increasingly firmly and doesn't accept that I can't actually make them appear
Pushing pom poms into small gaps everywhere
Tipping his tent over
Standing on tables, chairs, ride on toys, cupboards, drums...
Watching videos of himself on my phone
Watering the garden (the paving stones are particularly thirsty)

DownstairsMixUp Thu 26-May-16 12:30:41

Dancing to certain music (Hollyoaks theme tune, Eastenders theme and Spongebob squarepants, in particular Jellyfish jam episode!)
Walking up and down the decking in the garden
Standing up in his highchair
Throwing his head back on the sofa
Using our bed as a trampoline
When I am hoovering sitting on Henry or yanking the wire out further
I put the front face camera on and he pulls faces at himself

ByTheNine Thu 26-May-16 12:37:24

Painting the garden fence with water.
Putting stickers all over the patio doors then picking them off again.
Running around with a pair of my pants worn like a necklace.

Artistic Thu 26-May-16 12:44:00

ByTheNine - totally agree with your last point!! grinconfusedgrin

Mine like to arrange my cutlery drawer
Turn the knobs on my cooker
Swing on the stair gates
Bring random shoes to the kitchen/living room
Empty the bag of blocks on the kitchen floor & make them splatter all over the room
Being on her swing for infinite time
Run under the trampoline
Talk to the flowers hmm
Run away from us in any random direction with absolutely no sense of danger
Run at top speed down our long hallway (and bump into walls/doors confused)
Watch little baby bum on the iPad (addicted!)

lornathewizzard Thu 26-May-16 13:07:33

Oh I knew I forgot something - standing up next to the sink and washing her hands is the best thing ever. Obviously

scrumptiouscrumpets Thu 26-May-16 13:13:03

DS is a great help emptying the dishwasher, he hands me everything very carefully and has never broken anything. I hope he keeps on enjoying it!
He also loves throwing the things I tell him to in the bin.

squizita Thu 26-May-16 13:17:41

-Packaging in boxes (e.g. shredded paper)
-Feeding and dressing and changing nappies on teddies
-bubble wrap
-chasing blown bubbles
-heads, shoulders knees and toes!
-"filling in forms" like a grown up (scribbing on junk mail and making 'hmm I'm serious' faces then saying "am mummy" grin )

BonesyBones Thu 26-May-16 15:04:16

Scribbling with chunky pens
Bubble machine causes endless giggles
Riding the rocking horse so furiously that it moves across the room
Shouting "woo" (twirlywoos) at random birds and laughing as this is obviously hilarious grin
"Sweeping" the floor
Anything involving a ball
Collecting sticks in the garden
Touchy feel books, particularly the That's Not My... series
Building and knocking down towers of wooden blocks
Playing big brothers drums
Any instruments actually (keyboard, cymbals, xylophone)
Watching himself and kissing himself in the mirror/car door/oven door/kitchen cupboards
If you're happy and you know it
Head shoulders knees and toes
Row row row your boat
Old McDonald had a farm
Five little ducks, complete with duck noises
Building towers with stacking cups
Playing peek-a-boo with a blanket
Mr Potato Head
Arranging things into lines
Counting steps while going up or down
Sometimes I put a cup of water into the sink of his toy kitchen and he will "wash" the dishes, which usually means wash anything but the dishes
Oh and a few pots and pans and a wooden spoon gives him at least an hour of enjoyment.

pipnchops Thu 26-May-16 19:47:20

Picking up stones is the latest obsession. If there's water nearby she wants to drop the stones in it, repeatedly. Opening and closing doors, gates, the stair gate. Putting her hands in my mouth and playing with my gums and bottom lip (gross, wish I could stop this but she gets really upset if I turn my face away!).

cindyrella Thu 26-May-16 20:59:52

AusitmAndAshtma your poor cat. That made me lol.

summerdreams Thu 26-May-16 21:02:11

Brushing teeth, hoovering, chasing me and hiding his drink behind my bed and having a major melt down if I try to move it hmm

MrsA2 Sat 28-May-16 07:50:38

Aww mine is 22 months. This made me smile. They are bonkers aren't they.
Mine adores stones. Putting stones in buckets, trying to put them in the house when not being watched, putting stones down the slide.
Books, jigsaws.
Putting her teddies onto pillows "night night", then giving them a drink from her cup.
Sweeping the floor (with the brush upside down).
Turning the dishwasher up to setting 5 (deep clean) every single day. Knobs on the cooker too.
Dancing and singing. Making Mummy and Daddy sing.
Looking at photos and videos of herself. This is the funniest thing ever. "More me videos"
Waving out the upstairs window at people.
Animals - dogs and birds particularly. Also insects. Love getting right down at face level with ants.

Wobblebeans Sat 28-May-16 10:42:14

18 month old dd3
She loves the bus
Waving at people when they get off the bus
Waving at people out of the window
Birds (waves at them)
Emptying her toy box all over the living room then tidying it all up again (repeat several times over)

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