Lists are my favorite form of posts, especially on days when I do not have any specific topic to write about. Today I am going to do a list of things toddlerT likes complete with photos. Happy reading (or not) and have a good weekend!
- Swings- she absolutely adores them. Yes, we are that kid-mom duo that spend ages on the swing.
- Walking. Correction, happily drifting in scenic areas
- Playing with shadows
- Clocks. Considering that ToddlerT has a rigid, inflexible biological clock, her fascination with clocks is not surprising.
- Toys. What kid doesn’t?
- Art and crafts. The messier, the better. (Secret: Despite my protests, I don’t mind. It is one of those activities that she does by herself. So, only supervision required. Yayy!)
- Practicing jumps on springy, soft surfaces like the sofa, bed, my tummy (allowed only sometimes, though!), etc.
- Eggs and egg surprises- she loves unwrapping the tiny gifts that they come loaded with. She also likes playing with toy eggs and trying to see how far she can throw them.
- Walking up and down Staircases- I have mixed feelings about this one. As a young toddler, she takes an awfully long amount of time on them. That is irksome, especially when one is outside AND saddled with all the baggage needed for a child in her terrible twos AND not fully potty trained. But, it keeps her in a good mood and is good exercise for Mommy and child. Plus, she is careful on them. Hence, the divided opinion.
- Books- I am delighted that she likes being read to and identifying all the familiar objects and actions. As a bookworm myself, I hoped to pass on the joys of reading to my little one; so this makes me elated!
- Pinecones- A walk or hike or trip outdoor is incomplete without a souvenir of pinecones.
- Aeroplanes – luckily, we live not far from O’Hare airport, so our skies are always humming with the sounds of airplanes landing and taking off.
- Trucks – Did I also mention that our window faces a busy road? Yup, so we watch trucks pass by and squeal in delight. We even practise our colors in this activity. My savior on wintry days when the weather is bleak and foggy.
P.S.: If this post seemed to be smattered with Wintherthur Museum photos, then please excuse. They made for such adorable and classy and apt images, that I had to just use it. 🙂