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12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items

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Indoor Sandbox


If it's too rainy to play in the sandbox — or if your child doesn't have one — try this! Make an indoor sandbox by filling a cardboard box or a baby bathtub with dried beans, rice, oatmeal, cornmeal, or salt. (Beware: The smaller the "sand," the bigger the mess!) Give your child some sand toys or even just cups and wooden spoons to enjoy digging, scooping, pouring, and more.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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