Waldorf Activities for Toddlers - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 12-20-2010, 12:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I checked the Toddlers forum, but I thought this might fit better here. innocent.gif  Do you have any ideas, blogs, or books that you can recommend for home-based activities for toddlers?  I read the Parenting Passageway regularly, along with Waldorf Mama and Soule Mama.  I don't seem to come up with any specific ideas there.  We do play dough, drawing with crayons, water play and free time, but it's a long winter ahead. winky.gif


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#2 of 9 Old 12-20-2010, 12:22 PM
 
RollerCoasterMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: the burbs
Posts: 5,351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)

Scooping things!  Sounds simplistic, but at 18 months, DS could be busy for a solid hour with a bowl full of dried beans and a spoon!  Once they're old enough not to put everything in their mouth, scooping and stirring things are awesome activities!  Another fun one is a muffin tin and a big jar of buttons to sort---or anything similar.  One of DS's favorite things was to scoop wooden acorns with his TINY little ladle and pour them one at a time into something else.  Doesn't matter what.  He'd concentrate on that so hard it was funny but he got really good at it! 

 

You might not feel like doing it, but last winter, we had a HUGE snow and no boots, so I brought a big pot full of snow into the house.  I set out a few towels and we played with the snow -- which of course devolved into a little snowball fight between DS and myself. 

 

Oh!  Another one I only pull out when we've got serious cabin fever...cover the kitchen table in sheets and blankets and make a fort.  Totally worth the clean-up later!  DS used to spend a whole afternoon in his little fort!  If you have a large appliance box, you can do the same thing...cut a door and a window...it's amazing how long they'll hang out in their house!  That one works well past toddler-dom!  My brother and I played for days with a big fridge box when we were five-ish! 

 

Hope that helps!  Smart mama to line up a couple of "rainy day" activities!

RollerCoasterMama is online now  
#3 of 9 Old 12-20-2010, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That's true!  She also likes to play with sewing notions while I sew. I made tents back in the fall, but had forgotten about them until you mentioned it.


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 12-21-2010, 06:28 AM
 
monkeyma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Great ideas rollercoastermama! It sounds like you have a lot of fun in your house. I just need DS to stop putting everything in his mouth now... he's 15 months, so hopefully that's sooner than later. I'm at a loss for what to do most the time, since he eats everything.

monkeyma is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 12-21-2010, 06:31 AM
 
RollerCoasterMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: the burbs
Posts: 5,351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeyma View Post

Great ideas rollercoastermama! It sounds like you have a lot of fun in your house. I just need DS to stop putting everything in his mouth now... he's 15 months, so hopefully that's sooner than later. I'm at a loss for what to do most the time, since he eats everything.



 I have it a little easier...I only have to keep him occupied on the weekends.  If we were together all day every day, I'd be digging deeper for ideas!!

RollerCoasterMama is online now  
#6 of 9 Old 12-21-2010, 10:03 AM
 
JudiAU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where creepy facebook-featured threads can't find me
Posts: 3,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Heaven on Earth has a lot of great ideas for activities and general home life.

JudiAU is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 12-21-2010, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by JudiAU View Post

Heaven on Earth has a lot of great ideas for activities and general home life.



Is that a blog or a book? smile.gif


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 12:59 PM
 
copperfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: DC --> AVL --> PDX
Posts: 274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Quote:


Originally Posted by appalachiamama View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by JudiAU View Post

Heaven on Earth has a lot of great ideas for activities and general home life.



Is that a blog or a book? smile.gif

 


Book:

http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Earth-Handbook-Parents-Children/dp/0880105666

 

Michelle --- AMAzing Mama to DD1 (04.07) & DD2 (05.10)    
copperfox is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks!  I'll have to look for it.


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off