Discover these simple tasks and activities for your child of 24+ months of age.
Pretend being a grownup
Give him toy versions of things like mobile phones, cooking utensils, a vacuum or iron and watch him get to work.
Give him jobs
Toddlers usually enjoy imitating you—so give him a job. Show him where the folded laundry goes, and ask him to put it away for you—but expect a mess! Let him dust surfaces in the living room with a damp cloth, keeping in mind there’s no right or wrong way for him to do this job.
Fill up a plastic bin with dry pasta and hide toys or treats your toddler can discover and play with. When he’s done, help him can pick up any spilled pasta.
Stick with stickers
Toddlers can’t seem to resist brightly coloured stickers. Give your toddler a sheet or two of stickers, some paper and two or three crayons and he’ll likely keep busy for some time.
Put a few spice jars out in an accessible spot. Spice jars are fun to stack, roll, shake and so on. Just make sure the lids are tightly screwed on!