As you know, it is very important to me to find EASY ways to keep my toddler busy and entertained! The other day he was whining, whining, whining so I handed him a few objects from the recycle bin and a bag of pom poms. Besides water play (which always entertains my kids), pom poms are one of my go-to distractions!
What's more fun than pom poms and egg cartons? (NOTE: You do not want your toddler sticking these in his or her mouth. ALWAYS SUPERVISE.)
Oh, I don't know, perhaps dropping pom poms into toilet paper roll tubes?
But don't feel you are being selfish by enticing your kids to stay entertained on their own! Moms who do this get bonus points for:
- Letting their kids engage in free play and exploration of materials;
- Learning about relative size and shape (how many poms will fit in a tube?)
- Encouraging their toddlers to exercise their fine motor skills when they use the pincer grasp to manipulate the pom poms.
Even his older brother wanted in on the action!
P.S. I know the bits of paper left on the TP roll look gross, but for the life of me, I could not get it off. That is some serious glue.
Got a huge bag of pom poms like we do? See more ways to use them:
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