10 Ways to Keep a Toddler Busy – and You Sane
When you have a toddler, the days are full of wonder. But sometimes they are utterly exhausting, especially when you have things to do. You want to keep them occupied with something vaguely enriching to their sponge-like mind; something that doesn’t involve spending a lot of money, or watching the same movie over and over …and over. Sure, there are a lot of educational electronic games, but what other ideas are out there? Lifehack.org shows us 10 smart and inexpensive ways to keep your toddler busy and you sane.
With just a shift in approach, you can observe their needs and behavior in a way that makes the day ordered while still very flexible and also encourage their independence and separation from you. By segmenting the day into smaller increments of time and facilitating their desire to need you less, you can free up your time and release some of the pressure on yourself as a carer.