Required Reading: The Toddler's Busy Book

We had such a great response to last week's book feature, that we will be doing a Monday spotlight on a new book each and every week. Consider it Required Reading!

Are you pulling your hair out with keeping your toddler busy? Do you spend more time saying "No, No!" and cleaning up messes than anything else in your day? This book is a lifesaver, and I am a huge fan!

This book contains 365 activities for one-and-a-half to three-year-olds (Although my almost four-year-old loves it) using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to:
  • Prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects.
  • Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities.
  • Encourage a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for fun music, food, water, and outdoor activities.
  • Keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or cross-town errands.
These activities take very little, if any preparation, and can really save a life. For example, today we enjoyed making our own bubble solution from dish soap and water, and we fashioned neato bubble pipes from drinking straws and electrical tape.

This book is small and portable, so you can stick it in a diaper bag for inspiration at your next doctor's appointment or even church (don't tell any one I said that.)

The Toddler's Busy Book is available at Amazon. Also available is the Preschooler's Busy Book!