6. Place Objects of Interest at Standing Height
Placing or hanging objects of interest at your toddler’s standing height will require them to pull themselves up to check them out. Spacing these entertainments in different locations can encourage them to move around to get to them.
Experiment With Texture and Color
Bright colors and fun textures are a natural pull for toddlers. Try placing fun throw pillows near the edge of furniture for your little one to touch and explore.
Try placing fun throw pillows near the edge of furniture for your little one to touch and explore.
Shed Some Light
Get a push-button light, turn it on and place it on a nearby low surface like the coffee table or couch. The light will draw them in and they’ll be amazed at what happens when they push on it repeatedly.
Play With Reflections
Babies and toddlers both love experimenting with their reflections and doing so is actually excellent for their development. Hang a shatterproof mirror on the wall at their standing height or place a small free-standing baby mirror on a couch or low table and enjoy watching their reactions.
Getting caught up in worry for your child can be so easy.
Remember to Enjoy This Time
Getting caught up in worry for your child can be so easy. You’ve researched every step of the way to provide what’s best for your baby’s safety, health and happiness. Just remember to step back and enjoy life with them – unfortunately, they’re only little for so long.
Jane is the founder and editor-in-chief of Environment.co where she shares practical tips on how to live a greener life.