Over time I have found in online baby/parenting forums that a question that pops up from time to time is what sort of activities can you do with a one year old. One thing I can tell you for sure is there would barely be a one year old around who doesn't like pulling things out of one place and putting them in another.......it's kind of what one years old do.
I know because Sarah turned one last week and this has been her thing to do for awhile now, as was the same with her brother at that age. However to direct her away from getting into things I don't want her getting into like the DVD drawers, I've been arranging some child friendly distractions that play to these one year old antics.
Sitting at the table taking play animals from one bowl and placing it in another whilst her brother is drawing at the table. Keeps her out of the pencils, markers and crayons and allows Cohen to have his own activity.
Inside on a rainy day all you need is some bowls, baskets and pegs, they kind of just make their own fun.
There is so much more you can do in this vain of entertainment for your child like a small old handbag filled with safe odds and ends your little one can pull out and explore. They will love going through the bag taking different things out and putting different things in and carrying it about.
What do you or what did you do with your one year olds for play and entertainment?