This is the age where kids love to explore and climb and my babies are no exception. Gymboree classes, library story-time and “kid zones” at the mall are perfect entertainment but the 1 adult to 3 crazies ratio is a little intimadating. Therefore, I have desperately been seeking fun and exciting things for the kids to do around the house. They already have built-in playmates so with a little creativity, we can have a blast:
Our favorite toys are the most basic: a sealed cup filled with coins (x3=lots of noise but so much fun), wooden spoons and empty formula cans:
The kids love to play in the toilet whenever they get a chance (that should have been in my dog post) so they have a blast with a simple tub of water outside:
We made our own playzone in the living room:
I set up a splash pool on the back porch. It is the perfect depth for the kids to splash around safely. The deck is completely fenced in so I can easily keep track of all 3 (I know these sprinkler pools are not very “green” but I only run the hose for 5-10 min. which is enough to fill the pool for a day or so).
All three kids can now climb stairs. They love to race up before each nap and before bed (I feel my biceps and quads shrinking already). Only Marcus understands to go down backwards so this is a highly supervised activity.
We have a new mother’s helper starting this summer so between her and grandma we will also get to do all the “traditional” activities like libraries, museums, parks, etc. I have a feeling besides the added company, the kids will have just as much fun at home as out and about.