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What are the best free toddler activities?

Parents often ask about what toddler activities they can do with their 1, 2 or 3 year old.

Patricia is a mum and a teacher and I (Claire) am a qualified English nanny and have worked with toddlers for years. We are here to share our experiences with you. This site is brim full of clever activities for toddlers!

We both just love doing creative toddler activities with our toddlers! And they enjoy it too! You can have such fun together with arts and crafts activities. Science for a toddler is loads of fun when they participate in sensory play, toddler cooking activities and natural free toddler games.

Why not make some home made musical instruments and let your toddler express himself? This can reduce frustration, which is sometimes the cause of toddler biting. This is a helpful parenting tip for your toddler behaviour.

You will find that rhymes and counting are very popular activities for any 2 year old.

Learning Together

This site has free toddler educational games that we hope you enjoy doing these with your lovely one. Toddlers learn with such ease, they soak up knowledge like sponges.

But learning is not confined to free toddler games. We will show you how you can transform nappy/diaper changing, dressing and bath-time into rich quality learning time. We find singing nursery rhymes very helpful in encouraging toddlers to cooperate with necessary care routines. Rhymes and counting can be done during any daily activity.

Getting Active

Another great parenting tip for your toddler is that they love to do adult work alongside you. We show you how you can turn cleaning and cooking into toddler activities. These are wonderful free toddler activities, accessible for everyone.

Other fun activities for 2 year old children are action games. We have many outdoor activities to share with you.

What do you do when your toddler has a birthday? We share party activities especially for your lovely new one year old and 2 year old.

Music to Your Ears…

You know you should sing nursery rhymes with your toddler but the last time you sang them was when you were a kid. So how do those nursery rhymes lyrics go?

No need to buy a Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes book (unless you want to of course) as we have free nursery rhymes right here. You will want to find out which nursery rhymes most toddlers love, I’m sure. We also have interactive nursery rhymes, action rhymes, and counting rhymes for your pleasure.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention one of the most popular activities for 2 year old children – listening to a story. One year olds, on the other hand prefer more simple books.

As all the activities on Clever Toddler Activities need adult supervision they create perfect bonding time too.

Let’s Go Have Some Fun!

Have a look through these pages and find your favourite toddler activities or rhymes and counting activities. As this is an ever expanding resource, check back to see what’s new now and again.

Or easier still you could join the RSS feed that lets you know what’s happening. (It just creates a button on your browser) Look for the box that says ‘Subscribe To This Site’ on the left.

We would like to thank all our tutors, colleagues, employers, parents and all children we have taught/cared for, whom have shared or inspired the activities and tips that we have shared on this web site.


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