You do WHAT with Toddlers????

This blog post was submitted by Heather Knowles, Toddler Group Facilitator 


This is the question which I get asked many, many times.

So, what do I do with toddlers at Toddler groups?

Well, let’s see, there are :

  • Bookbug sessions
  • Playdough, Moonsand, Slime, Gloop, Shaving foam activities (to name but a few)
  • Physical play (e.g. running and chasing, throwing and catching, obstacle courses)
  • Messy play
  • Baking
  • Crafts
  • Painting/Art
  • Music and Movement
  • Parachute games
  • Preparing their own snack (e.g. making pizzas, fruit kebabs, biscuits, pancakes)
  • Exploring science
  • Bubble fun
  • Making playdough, bubble cups, gloop and moonsand
  • Small world play (e.g. farms)
  • Dressing up games
  • Hide and seek
  • Balloon games
  • Skittles
  • Lots of activities from the [email protected] books
  • And, of course, listening to them and talking with them

To name but a few.

Here are some photos (taken at a variety of toddler groups) showing some of the things which we do.

My husband often says that the inside of our car bears a strong resemblance to an untidy children’s’ play area – and to be honest, it does.  But, as long as the children have fun, are happy, and are both mentally and physically active, I really don’t mind how the inside of the car looks – it can always be cleaned out for family use at the weekend!  (Well maybe not cleaned, but certainly tidied enough for us all to get in it!)

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