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Play Bag For Toddlers For On The Go


Am starting to come round to the idea that at 13 months Tommy is now a toddler (even if he isn't actually toddling yet). This past month he has come on leaps and bounds but its also presented some new challenges. One if those is that when we are out and about he isn't as content just to sit and people watch anymore. This can make lengthy trips out, lunches  and appointments more tricky. Our old clip on pushchair toys weren't entertaining him so I needed to find something to keep him occupied.

I decided to create him a Play Bag that I could keep in my changing bag using toys we already had at home. I chose a selection of different toys that varied in size and texture and put them in a small/medium sized draw string bag. The idea is that I regularly swap some of the items in the bag for different ones so Tommy doesn't get board.

So far it's working well, Tommy gets excited as soon as he sees the draw string bag and reaches out for it. Its been used on the train, during meals out and while waiting at the doctors surgery.

I've include a list below of some of the items we have used in our Play Bag that have worked well. If you fancy making up your own one you can add anything that you think would be of interest and stage appropriate to your little one.

Play Bag Ideas

* Wooden blocks - Your toddler can use them to stack, construct or bash.

* Peg People - Great for grasping, chewing and imaginative play.

* Teether Toys - Toddlers love anything they can put in their mouths!

* Wheeled Toy - Toddlers are fascinated with watching wheels turn and learning to make things go.

* Rattle - Anything your little one can shake, bash or twist to make a sound is usually a pleaser.

* Sensory Toy - Anything that's a bit different in texture is good for keeping little hands busy.

I hope this post gives you some ideas for keeping  your toddler entertained while your out and about.




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