16 Jun 2022 | 4 min Read
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A key part of growth for toddlers is interacting with other kids of their age and playing. This helps them identify and follow social cues as they grow. Since younger children aren’t yet attending school, parents can instead create interactive situations by having play dates.
Still not sure where to go or what to do with your toddlers? We are here to help you out. Take a look at this article and try some of the ideas listed below.
Here are some playdate ideas for toddlers:
Invite your friends and meet them and their toddlers at a children’s museum to take advantage of the learning opportunities.
You can head to a local music school or dance studio that provides child-centric classes.
Hence, playing with clay can be a good idea and when you have friends to play with, it’s even more fun. You can use non-toxic kid-friendly options like colourful ‘Play-Doh’ for your little one’s safety or even make homemade natural clay.
Kids love squishing clay and making little cut-outs and shapes. Such an activity encourages sharing, cooperation and art and is also great for their hand eye coordination!
Things like gingerbread cutouts and elf party hats that are perfect for kids of all ages during Christmas
Memory games help stimulate brain activity without the little ones even realising it. You can invite their friends to play these games with the little ones.
Whether you decide to make cookies or brownies, or anything else, the little ones are sure to have a blast. Just make sure you get some aprons for the little ones.
For the shadow puppet show, all you need to do is cut out shapes of animals and objects and then tape the paper shapes to chopsticks. The little ones will love to see the different sizes and shapes made by the shadows.
Fill your container with water and add some blue food colouring and some toys. Things might get a bit messy, but your little one and his/her friends will have some good time for sure!
Make a normal playdate unique with these ideas! Helping your toddler make a new friend and playmate is a great reason to host a playdate – Happy playing!
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