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#1 Elizabeth86

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

to keep the littles busy during school time. Ideas for an almost 2 year old and 4 yr old.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:33 PM

I'm not sure what you consider "educational".  At those ages, I figure any non-screen play is educational.

 

My almost 2 and 4 year olds love to play together with:

- Imaginext

- Knex Junior

- Play doh

- Zoo/Farm and Plastic Animals

- Hot wheel cars

- Bristle Blocks

- Water table (on the back deck or on a water proof tablecloth and a bunch of towels)

- Bean bags and targets/containers to throw them at or into

- Tearing open and drawing on junk mail

- the Wooden Train set

- Stickers, stickers and more stickers (I peel off the extra paper around the stickers to make them easier for the kids)

- Duplos

 

Wendy 

 


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

Magnatiles! They're one of the most expensive toys we've ever bought, but they're also the most played with.
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#4 Elizabeth86

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

I'm not sure what you consider "educational". At those ages, I figure any non-screen play is educational.

My almost 2 and 4 year olds love to play together with:
- Imaginext
- Knex Junior
- Play doh
- Zoo/Farm and Plastic Animals
- Hot wheel cars
- Bristle Blocks
- Water table (on the back deck or on a water proof tablecloth and a bunch of towels)
- Bean bags and targets/containers to throw them at or into
- Tearing open and drawing on junk mail
- the Wooden Train set
- Stickers, stickers and more stickers (I peel off the extra paper around the stickers to make them easier for the kids)
- Duplos

Wendy


Yes, just non screen. Thanks for the ideas.

#5 Homeschoolmom3

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:59 PM

Sand trays
Bean/rice bins
Dry erase pages (make a binder and print off pages and put in a protector sheet). I used mazes, trace pages, dot to dot....etc
Books on tape!!! (My lifesaver! )
Magformers
Puzzles
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

Check out Timberdoodle for amazing toys and games.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

Adding to the suggestions above:

Hardwood unit blocks
Hand puppets
Wood toys, like the Melissa and Doug ones where you put pegs into things
Wood xylophone

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

Anything that is not actually meant for toddlers, but is not either a.) a choking hazard (I use this term loosely) and/or b.) something with which they can destroy the house.
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