Another rainy day to stay at home with a sick little person. There is always a question coming up around this kind of occasion, “how to engage an one and half years old indoor for a long, dull and only-mummy-there day?”
I don’t know about other parents, honestly it has never been easy to me. All I can do is to think REALLY HARD and to TRY. Sometimes it works like wonders, sometimes it just doesn’t do a thing.
So this is another effort I made today. An egg carton to allow her to put small pompoms in different wells, and with poked holes in the carton, she can insert a wooden stick into it.
How long did this keep V going? Quite a little while, she seems fairly busy with her little hands. I loved it too, as it’s low cost and full of possibilities.
I find that the expensive commercial toys never really worked for my little one, though in my eyes they are really fun and educational, but every time they only had her attention for seconds, then was threw away.
The cheap, raw and coming-from-the-real-life materials, instead, always are her favorites. Don’t know how her mind is working, but the challenge, is being left to her parents. Being creative is no longer optional, it has become an order.