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:


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 Sierra
Tara was raised in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is taking a break from the corporate world to focus on raising her children, along with caring for her aging parents and volunteering. She enjoys sharing ideas on wellness, sustainability, staying engaged during a career break, and preserving family memories. Tara and her husband spent years traveling the world before kids, and plan to continue the tradition with them. When she squeezes in some free time, you might find her practicing yoga, writing, reading, or curating family photo books.