Entertaining Toddlers While Your “Bigs” Are In School

Entertaining Toddlers While Siblings are in School

The school year is in full swing, and while your big kids are off at school, you may be looking for something fun to do with your little ones still at home.

Some days time can tick backward with toddlers at home, so here are a few ideas of things you can do at home as well as outing ideas with your littlest ones.

Mommy (or caregiver) and me classes

There are plenty of options around Atlanta for classes aimed at toddlers and their caregivers to take together. With various locations around Atlanta, check out:

If you are ITP or close to it:

PlaygroundsPlayground

Several Atlanta neighborhoods have great playgrounds that are perfect for young ones. Check out some playgrounds that my fellow contributor listed here. Maybe one is close to you!

Activities at home

You may have days where you need to get things done around the house and there are several mom influencers (and former teachers!) who have fantastic, screen-free ideas to keep your little one engaged. Two of my favorites are Busy Toddler and Days with Grey. Both have sanity-saving activity ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

Library story time

Storytime is back in person at many libraries again after a two-year hiatus. Check out your local branch to see when they meet. It’s free and a great way to introduce your little ones to the library.

Run errands

Just getting out of the house counts as an adventure! Toddlers appreciate a change of scenery too, so check off your Costco list before carpool. Depending on your child’s ability to “walk away” without a meltdown, you may consider swinging by the toy aisle at Target to test out some of the toys. This may work better for some families more than others obviously!

How else do you spend your days with the “littles” when the “bigs” are at school? Let us know in the comments. 

 

 


 

Entertaining Toddlers While Your Bigs are in School

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Tara grew up primarily in the Atlanta area and attended the University of Georgia where she met her husband. They settled in Buckhead and lived the DINK (dual income, no kids) lifestyle out and about in Atlanta and traveling the world together. She left the corporate world in 2018 to become a stay-at-home mom. As a mom of 2, she has been fortunate enough to exclusively focus her time on raising her girls, wellness, cooking, and creating memories and traditions with her family. While her ultimate goal is to continue global travel as a family, in the meantime during naps you can find her riding her Peloton, writing, scrapbooking, and scouring Atlanta Mom for fun things to do with the kids.

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