All in Under Two-Years-Old
One-year-old sensory play.
Imagine an hour in your day that you can sit back, reheat that coffee, and finally get to read through that Athleta catalogue sitting on your kitchen table.
Sounds dreamy doesn’t it?
These are just some of the perks for mom after sensory bin bootcamp.
But it takes a couple training rounds before you can fully relax as couscous is being scooped and poured on your kitchen floor.
What’s involved in sensory play training?
Let’s dive in.
We played with sand…and all is calm to tell you about it.
Now, I know. The majority of us believe sand should stay where it belongs.
THE BEACH. Amiright?!
But here is the difference when you bring sand into your home and use for sensory play. It does not mix with water. Keeping your sand dry makes it a lot easier to vacuum and carry on to cooking dinner post clean-up. You don’t want to miss this super simple sensory activity. Inside you will read WHY this is so important for development.
Need to entertain your one-year-old?
Grab your clothespins and paper rolls for this quick and easy toddler game.
One thing I have learned about my 18-month-old is that his mind is always focused on how things work, how things come apart, and just how far something will travel when it gets tossed across the room.
Through these observations, we discovered Clothespin Pull.
This toddler activity helped me multiple times this week!
I used it to prepare dinner, vacuum the living room floor, and take a shower. - You know, all normal activities that are a wee bit harder to do with someone pulling on your pant leg.
Under two-years-old can be a tricky age to entertain. They are typically in the I want to be older, yet I don’t have the momentum to play independently for long periods of time phase.
But no worries, I am happy to help.
Quick and easy toddler activities to help you make breakfast and blow dry your hair. #momlife
Something huge is happening this week!
Okay, here we go!
Wait, what? A Breakfast Invitation? What is that? READ HERE.
If you are over there nodding your head like, “Yes!, Yes! I need this! Give me all the baby Breakfast Invitations!”, You are going to LOVE this.
Providing your one-year-old (this includes all babies under two) a border may just buy you a little more time. I say may, because they are under two. They just learned to walk. Chances are, they don’t want to sit still. - and they shouldn’t.
But sometimes, mom needs a minute and Baby Block Box will do the trick.
So what’s the BIG idea?
Here, your taby, toddler, or preschooler is working on a vertical surface. This is strengthening his core and arm muscles for future skills such as throwing and swinging.
According to, Loose Parts 2 , “Touching is the most fundamental means of contact with the world.”
The book continues to state, “Since our skin is one of the most sensitive parts of our body and provides much information about the world and it’s messages, it makes sense that young children spend so much time exploring how touch feels to their bodies”
Isn’t that powerful?!
Sounds like touch and texture needs to be integrated into more daily preschool activities.
Make this easy taby, toddler, preschool activity for fall today!
The best baby activities for 1-year-olds. On this list is Reggio, loose parts, sensory based learning, and some of the most fun baby toys. Use this list with your one-year-old, 16 months, 18, month and up to 24 months.