Toddler Activities. Ways to entertain a toddler. How to keep my toddler busy? These are my recent searches and I am still on the look out for more. But can I be honest and real as a mom and say that almost 60% of what’s out there can only interest my toddler for a very limited time, to be frank 10 minutes max and then we need to introduce a new one as he’d lost interest already.
This year I celebrated my 5th year of blogging and I am both ecstatic and emotional. Back reading from my first blog post in 2013 I am proud to say that I have gone a long way and improved my blogging skills.
With the bulk of back to school posts I am seeing on my feed these days, it makes me wonder of how I would prepare my toddler when it’s his time to enter preschool. As a first time mom, I have lots of questions about this big transition and routine change especially on my child’s part.
With this in mind, I decided to do some research and make use of the available resources. And who’s best to help me with my school questions? A Preschool Teacher! So I tapped an expert for this Preschool Readiness Guide as I want it to be an effective and thorough resource to all parents who have the same concerns as me.
Love has its levels. From attraction, familiarization, sharing, commitment, intimacy and determination. All is present in your past relationships, but DETERMINATION is lacking or weak leading to ending of the relationship.
That’s where Marriage comes in because you commit for life as you are determine to make it work, to last and to stay strong no matter what is ahead.
It’s the middle of the night and my toddler of 21 months woke me up crying and pointing at his mouth and cupping his cheeks as if to say that he cannot sleep because it hurts.
But what can I do? I cannot take away his pain even If I wished it to be mine instead. So I just did what every mother would do at the moment. I hugged and breastfeed him until he fell asleep…
What a sad scenario.
And what is the cause of this sad moment? A TEETHING BABY.
Tonight I feel nostalgic and grateful as I look back on my past blog posts. Starting from my first entry way back in July 2013 entitled One Step At A Time. I can’t believe that its been 5 years now of sharing my thoughts and life moments! Wow, 5 years and still the blog is now more active than ever. It truly has grown with me.
Motherhood is a commitment. There are no backsies, once you are in, you are in for Life. To have someone depend on you for everything is a challenge. I mean that is a person! Whatever he will be in the future is on you. IT’S ALL YOU. And sometimes, such term can become too literal especially if you are a Stay At Home Mom.
It’s all you to prepare the food, to clean the house, manage the bills, take care of your kid and everything else in between. To take care of everything to the point of forgetting yourself. How selfless and servitude, right?
Its given that toddlers do not have the ability yet to stay put for a long time. They want to move, run, jump and stay active always. That’s why phrases such as “stop that”, “keep still”, “wait” and the likes do not work – most of the time.
And as a mom who wants to introduce my child to the basics of learning, I work around this active trait and do my best to engage him thru play while learning.
Way before you teach your kid about the alphabet, colors and shapes you have introduced them first to animals and their sounds. Singing Old McDonald for the nth time finally shown its reward – your toddler is now familiar with the animal kingdom.
Seb is in a phase where he wants all things animals, So I bought him a safari theme toys which is a real hit! He kept making roar sounds and plays with the set almost all day even on the wee hours of the morning😑
To engage him more on animal familiarization I let him watch ANIMAL THEMED MOVIES and it works! He is so excited whenever he see an animal he knows. And let me tell you what a toddler wants… Routine, repetition and familiarity and so enter his favorite movies of all time. Please note that when I say all time – I mean on repeat forever.