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Arghhhh, I am dreading tomorrow’s weather. My 2 year old son loves being outside, but he is a horror when he is inside. What do other parents do to keep there active toddlers happy indoors?


Posted by renrenrenrenee, 14th January 2014


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  • Make together a cardboard cubby house with empty boxes, let your imagination go wild. let him draw. stick stickers or paint it. Fun for days not hours I find, great for rainy days.


  • Soke good suggestions here but I didn’t see if anyone recommended play centres? I often meet friends at rsls that have a playroom


  • Lego and Cooking, I have a 2 year old daughter and it is so hard. She is into cutting (she is nearly 3) so maybe he might like some craft?


  • Winter is so hard with a toddler! I just bought our rocking horse inside which is helping and we have a pram and a push cart he loves to push up the passage. Play dough, bubbles, building blocks, drawing, movie, build a cubby (even if it’s just under the kitchen table). bring the baby bath into the bathroom and let her bath her dollies (with supervision of course). Or visit the local library, café with play area. Rug up and feed the ducks, go to the playground, visit the botanic gardens. Good luck and bring on Spring!


  • let him draw put movies on


  • Its all part of the terrible twos and will pass


  • little boys like lego. or duplo


  • Do something social that you don’t often do… Get out some playdoh, or let him splash in a lukewarm bath.


  • Mine loves water, so if it’s an indoor type of day I run a very small bath for her and she will happily sit and play, she also loves books, and blocks hope this helps


  • Buy raincoats and gumboots and go out anyway, he will love splashing in the puddles! or, books, puzzles, lego, baking.


  • you can have a kiddies pool in the backyard in the shade for them to splash in


  • Blocks, blocks, blocks have been our saviour, Wiggles too, drawing, painting. Play dough have all worked for us :-)


  • Hand and foot painting,read him books,play music and dance,boats in the bath tub


  • paper, pencils and paint on a plastic mat, building blocks, his favourite dvd or toys


  • Let he watch some movies or play cars with him. Also get some paints and pencils and let him draw on bits of paper if he can use a pencil


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