A little while ago when Borders started going out of business my mom went over and picked up some books for us at a discounted price. One book is called The Toddler’s Busy Book, by Trish Kuffner. It has tons of ideas for activities and games to keep your toddler busy, and is designed specifically for ages 1 1/2- 3 years old. Perfect timing for our girls. I have dog eared quite a few pages in the book for things I’d like to try with the munchkins.
One entry I read last night didn’t quite make the list. It was talking about building your child’s confidence in climbing by allowing them to climb around on some pillows on the floor. Then it said this “For older toddlers*, stack the cushions up like stairs against the couch and let him practice climbing up and down.”
* For OLDER toddlers? Let me remind you this book aims activities for 1 1/2 to 3 year olds.
Secondly, building my daughters’ confidence in climbing is about the last thing I want to do. These kids are already too confident for their own good!
Ya… I think we may be a step or two beyond pillows and the couch.