Keeping Toddlers Busy with Letter Awareness
I’m a busy mom. It’s true. Most of us are but we still want to give our children opportunities that will help them grow and learn. As a teacher, I know learning starts from a young age through exploration. As a mom of a toddler, I know that it can be a challenge to keep W busy. The joys of short attention spans.
Sometimes keeping toddlers busy seems like a major challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. It can be extremely simple. And educational.
Recently, I discovered some magnetic letters from when I taught first grade. If you don’t have any, you can pick them up cheap at the dollar store or Walmart. I put some in a small plastic tub and pulled out one of my older baking sheets. It was quick and easy. Oh and cheap! I didn’t spend a dime since I already had the letters.
W was occupied for a good 15 minutes. Then he moved on to putting the letters on the fireplace cover. Then he started trying the magnets on other surfaces to see where they would stick.
Learning through exploration! I loved it!