12 to 24 months is a whirlwind of an age–they develop and change so quickly. During this time kids are figuring themselves out as well as the world around them. The good news is: pretty much anything can be exciting to them! Here are some age appropriate activities for toddlers, many of which you can do at home.
This stage of a child’s life is riddled with curiosity! Some great activities include:
18 to 24 months:
This can be a very fun, and sometimes frustrating age. Your baby is a little toddler now and also doubles as a sponge. He wants to go everywhere you do, do what you do, and do some things you do not want, like climbing on the table and emptying out the contents of your kitchen. When possible, let your baby follow you around and let them help you doing daily household activities like cleaning.
If you are wiping the counters, give your baby a little rag and see what they do! I bet they will try and copy your motions, and will soon be trying to wipe the floor, cabinets, their toys—everything. This will help their motor skills but it will also make them feel important, while getting to spend time with their mom or dad.
Again with the laundry, you will be amazed at how some kids really just love laundry. They will enjoy pulling clothes out of the hamper and putting them back in, over and over. Sometimes they will try and fold laundry like you are, but they really enjoy unfolding what you’ve done! After your laundry is folded, place your baby sitting inside of the basket and pretend it is a car. Slide them around in the basket making car noises and I assure you, they will love it.
More age-appropriate activities: