Diversity in playtime for your toddler is very important, so get them out of the home and research new parks. If you remain stuck in the house a good part of the day, your toddler will get bored and will turn your home upside down.
TODDLERS ARE CURIOUS
Toddlers crave diversity and new experiences, just go to a new place and watch how they respond. My daughter’s first word when being introduced to new environments or even knew food is “WOW!” I love hearing her get excited when experiencing something brand new.
RESEARCH PARKS, EVEN IF IT’S NOT NEARBY
I am now open to trying new parks that aren’t close by. Yes, it is annoying having to drive especially in Southern California. But, as long as it’s somewhat close I don’t mind taking special trips. I even do this with my dogs. We have a dog park in Redondo Beach, but it’s fun to go to different dog parks. The dog park in our neighborhood has dirt floors, so after a rainy day it gets gross. We bathe our dogs regularly to keep them clean and the fleas at bay. There’s a dog park at Palos Verdes that offers wooden chips for a ground, which is great. When it’s rainy or the dogs just got bathed, we like going to the Palos Verdes dog park.
DIVERSITY HELPS BRAIN GROWTH IN TODDLERS
I like diversity and trying out new things, my dogs love new dog parks and so does my toddler. Brain growth is very important and one way to encourage healthy brain growth is to add new stimuli. This includes puzzles and building block type games and also doing such activities together with your child. When we share in experiences and the learning process with our child, they associate good memories to learning.
Setting your toddler up for future success is vital. So, diversify activities and think outside of the box. You will be rewarded with a toddler that is advanced and a quick learner.