If you are like most adults in this country, you have days
packed full of work, errands, or simple tasks to complete, all while taking
care of your children. And while older children or infants often take less work
to manage, toddlers can be a handful in and of themselves, requiring constant
attention. But with a bit of careful planning and a toddler with an
imagination, you can keep them busy while you go about doing the work you need
to get done.
Off to the Races
If you’re in clear sight of your toddler while you work,
they’ll be vying for your attention every chance they get. So pry them away and
set them down with a toy they’ll be sure to love. The new Push Cars
offer just that. These light and colorful plastic toy cars have large handles
to grasp for children with small hands, and can be pushed across the floor with
ease by youngsters of any size. If your child likes cars, they’ll love to get
behind the engine of one of these. Watch as they make noises and rev their
engines as they get ready to blast down the speedway.
The bright colors and hands-on nature of the cars will help
develop your child’s abilities, as well. Their grasp will strengthen, their
hand-eye coordination will sharpen, and their understanding of colors and
shapes will be greater with these wonderful sensory toys.
The cars are decorated with mini headlights to remain as
true to real life as possible. The wheels are also coated with a layer of
rubber to ensure that no damage is done to any hardwood floors in your home. With
hours of practice with these little machines your toddler will become the best
driver in the house.
It’s a Jungle Out
If your child isn’t as interested by cars, why not provide
them with a whole new world of friends to play with? The Jungle Collection
is a collection of realistic animals from around the world, as well as a
miniature photographer in a photo-shooting pose. They’re the perfect size to be
handled by toddlers, and can introduce your child into the wild world of safari
And if you need to take the safari on the go, these toys are
perfect for that as well. The animals in the Jungle Collection fit well
into backpacks, pockets, and even purses for use wherever you need to be. This
open-ended toy allows for your child to use their imagination while they travel
through new worlds.
If you really need some extra quiet time, consider using
your child’s new toys in a scavenger hunt format. Before a big day of work,
write out clues for your toddler’s hunt, and hide the animals accordingly. Read
them out loud to your child, and watch as they run off to search for their new,
furry friends. Each time they find a new one, reward them with another clue.
This will leave you both with some time for yourselves.
Put it Together
If you often find yourself needing to occupy your toddler,
put these toys in a bag and keep it with you wherever you go together. Each
time you take on another task, your toddler will be happily occupied with a fun
toy that will keep them busy until you’re done.