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What sort of activities does your 16 month old do?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:01 AM
Just wondering what activities your 16 month old does, be it at home or out and abut?
Just looking for some ideas.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:25 AM
We carry the cat food around in a handbag and then scream when mummy won't let us take it to playgroup.
We do playgroup and am going to start the baby rhyme time at the library.
We don't do to many actual activities just roll with the punches, though our "day" is broken up by the school hours so we get 2 "walks" a day as well.
Her favourite things ( that isn't walking around cat food)
Reading, we love the touchy books
Putting things in and out of boxes
We hug our babies and then drop them on thier heads while we run to get the truck,
Press buttons on the calculator and look at photos of Bubbas on the iPad
garden ( pick parsley while mummy does the serious work)
Wrestle on the trampolene
Wear undies on our heads while mummy folds clothes
"wipe" benches while mummy cleans
And chase the dog
Until big brother gets home and then she will demand he reads.
We might have a day time bath if she is really cranky, she thinks that's a blast as well.
I've tried blocks and things but at the moment she is just not fussed and would rather push potatoes around in her pram
Edited by Bigfatbum, 13 February 2013 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:34 AM
I dont really do any craft as DS goes to childcare 3 days and they do plenty there.
Feeding treats to the cat
Looking at trucks and diggers (luckily we have roadwork)
Going for a ride on the bus to the shops (normally we drive so the bus is a treat).
"Helping" with housework
Pushing any buttons we encounter
Going to Bunnings and pushing the little trolley
Going for a bike ride
Walking up and down the street talking to elderly people and schoolgirls (or anyone who thinks he's cute).
Helping Grandpa on his boat.
watering with the hose (actually he is quite good at this)
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:08 AM
Walking to the letterbox and inspecting every speck of dirt on the way
We often spend up to two hours at the park in the mornings
ABA meetings (she has weaned but we still go)
We read every book in the house dozens of times
Build towers with the block
Do laps of the house sucking on a wet face washer
Go for a wander in the pram to point at dogs, roos and birds
"Gardening" - pulling leaves off weeds and eating them
Screaming at snails
Pushing me out of the kitchen
Chatting to neighbours and the people at the post office
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:38 AM
school drop off,
school pick up,
follow mum around whinging while she does housework,
destroy big sister's lego,
destroy other things belonging to big sisters,
trash piles of folded washing,
climb all over mum and lick her while she tries to drink a cup of tea,
wander up and down the street finding sticks and leaves to eat.
licking dirt while mum hangs up washing
Edited by Orangedrops, 13 February 2013 - 06:39 AM.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:53 AM
playing with Little People sets
crafty things - drawing, finger painting, collage (with pieces of paper/feathers etc on a piece of contact)
2 piece jigsaws (cant join them but finds all the matches and I join them up)
feeding/putting to sleep dolls/teddies
pushing around a cart/stroller
ripping out grass and throwing dirt around in the garden
playing on the ipad
playing on the slide
annoying the cats
watch play school, and in the night garden
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:07 PM
We went to playgroup today, then the pool for a swim but that isn't usual, today was a big day
usually it's pick up siblings from school/kindy
'help' with the washing
push cars around the house
play with 'little people"
sit in the washing basket
wander around the garden, try to ride bikes/scooters
still having 3 or more bf's a day
lots of eating/snacking
watching the rubbish truck
getting the mail
have a bath
play in the paddling pool
swing on swings
climb on climby thing
loves, loves balls atm and often will chase one around for ages.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:17 PM
My 14 month old is most fond of chasing balls around the house, especially if I take a turn rolling it from time to time, and pushing around anything with wheels saying 'vroom'.
He also likes baskets (like the cutlery basket from the dishwasher when he gets his hands on it) because he can carry them around and put things in them. I remember his sister being much the same about baskets at that age.
Anything with water gets his approval. We have a water play table in the backyard he quite likes but once we're out there he likes to wander mostly. I keep meaning to bring it into the bathroom. It'd probably get more use there but I worry about splashing and slipping.
Crawling over cushions and mats and things on the floor is still really good too. Especially if he can get really wild about it without hurting himself.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:28 PM
DS is 16 months. His activities in the past few days:
Daycare 2 days a week
Small container of water and a paintbrush outside
Trashing the house at every opportunity
Snatching or throwing things at his big sister
Visit to the shops with food as a bribe to sit in the stroller
Following me everywhere (including the toilet)
He is happiest outside, so I try to get him out as much as possible. Oh and he loves throwing balls and will only sit still for a story at bedtime. At the same age I would take DD to Storytime at the library, wouldn't bother with DS he is much more active.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:42 PM
DD 14 months likes just going for walks down the street, investigating trees and chasing birds.
pulling books off her little book case and flippng through them, occasionally bringing some to me to read with her.
Tearing down the lego creations her older sister is making
pushing a little mini stroller with a dolly in
pushing a wooden cart with blocks and taking all the blocks out and in again
just started swimming lessons, loves it.
trips to the park..loves climbing things and i help her down the slide.
just generally pottering about..exploring the house and its contents
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:46 PM
DS is almost 16 months. He has FDC 2 days per week. The other days he comes with me to preschool and school drop off. Inside:
-searching for any remotes left lying around then pushing everybutton
- pulling tupperware out of kitchen drawers
- pushing toy cars along the floor
- locating our stool and using it to get access to high places (eg. ikea playtable, bathroom sink, my bed)
- throwing a small ball around
- pulling DS and DD books off their shelves
- annoying habit of dropping useful things in the kitchen bin
Loves the hose
Loves getting dirty
Trying to sit in siblings' trike
Bouncing on his bottom on the trampoline
Giving food to the dog
Babycino in cafe
Library baby story time
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:51 PM
Talk to the frogs living in the louvres
Chase squeaky ball with Labrador
Push buttons (turning off dishwasher mid- cycle is a hit)
Stare at washing machine when cycling
Look at neighbour's chickens
Empty all water bowls for cat and dog
Push around furniture
Flip through books
Today we caught a stick insect and that was a huge hit
"Help" hang out washing
Play with surprisingly tolerant cat
Play hide and seek with mummy in garden
Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:05 PM
Currently 15 month old DS's activities consist of:
Wake up at stupid o'clock and grump until I get a snack
"help" Daddy put his shoes on ready for work
Say goodbye to Daddy
Have my breakfast and whatever I can steal off of Mummy
Play with toys for a bit - wooden helter skelter is a current fave, as is a toy piano and trucks.
Depending on the day we either go to playgroup, swimming lessons, catch up with friends or do the shopping - loves going out.
Home for a nap
Watch Giggle and Hoot
Chase Mummy around the house yelling at the vacuum cleaner
Raid the plastics and bakeware cupboards to bash baking tins together - best noise evar!
Wander around the garden while mummy hangs washing, playing in the dirt, stealing pegs and hiding so mummy has to come find me.
Get rinsed off in the laundry trough after outside time
Drawing on blackboard
playing in box-cubby
Having rides on wheelybug
Investigating the bin
Playing with the cat (who is surprisingly patient with the "pats")
Watch playschool while waiting for Daddy to get home.
Ambush Daddy at the front door for tickles and hugs.
Bath time with Daddy, but not before a nudie run around the house
In the Night Garden and quiet play before milk and bed.
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