The temperatures have nearly been unbearable for the past week or so and you’ve probably wondered what you can do with your toddler during these hot, summer days!
You can’t expect us to be keen on sitting inside sipping lemonade all day — so what should a tired and hot parent do to keep us entertained?
Here are some of my ideas:
I’m a sponge when it comes to learning about nature, habitats and animals so my parents took me on a scenic exercise walk around Chicago’s harbor to learn more about Lake Michigan, seagulls and sail boats! If you don’t have a harbor close by – you might want to opt for your local park and look for “special in the summer” activities. Another fun idea would be to invest in a cheap sprinkler and/or baby pool. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post but I can’t stress it enough! There’s nothing like splashing in the water on a hot day!
Further, have you tried the ‘chalk talk’ with your tot(s)?! Sidewalk chalk is cheap and lots of fun! It’s a super easy way for little kids to show off their creativity and even learn a thing or two (numbers, letters, spelling, shapes… imagine the possibilities)!