DS turned 2 in July and over the summer, we've spent all our time outdoors, going for walks, going to the zoo or playground or enjoyng the sandbox (he practically lives there) or slide outside. Now, with fall around the corner, I am feeling like we'll need some new age appropriate games/activities/toys for the long upcoming fall and winter. While we do make a point to get outside even in the cold weather and have invested in "good" outdoor wear for DS, I know we'll be spending more time indoors.
So, what do you all do with your toddlers?
I should also state we're Waldorf "inspired", as opposed to a strict Waldorf family. So, while we try to avoid plastic, we do have some plastic toys. And while I've purchased wood "undetailed" cars and trucks for DS, he prefers his toy vehicles that look like the actual thing and has some of those as well. We don't do screen time, we don't do toys with batteries, and we try to focus on toys and activities that spark imagination so I feel like this is the best place for advice!
I am looking at getting an easil as DS does like to draw and paint. I would also like to get some playsilks. We have a toy kitchen with a few pots and pans, but he's not much into that type of "pretend" play yet (so while he likes to sleep with his waldorf doll, he doesn't play house with it yet. But is that stage just around the corner??). We have blocks and puzzles, but he's a bit young to "do" the puzzles yet, other than the wood ones where you fit the object in the matching shaped/colored spot on the board. And that entertains him for all of 15 seconds because they don't challenge him anymore.
We also just sing, play and roughouse a lot.
Maybe he's right inbetween stages, but I just don't know what types of things he might like at this stage?
Please help, thanks!