5 free ways to entertain your toddler this summer
Pick wild fruit. My son firmly believes blackberries are perfect for both body war paint and eating. We spend all summer picking wild berries and singing the yummy in our tummy song while walker-by's hurry up to avoid us.
Build mini rock forts at the beach. My toddler isn't quite big enough to build drift wood forts so we stick to building with materials that help him feel big and powerful.
Spot minnow in the creek. There are a couple great creeks near our town and my son is just starting to enjoy looking over the little edge and splashing his feet. Bring a towel and some diaper wipes for the muddy feet.
Be pirates for an afternoon at the playground. Wearing fun outfits and being silly are as part of our week as bouncing on mom while she does yoga. I love making the every day of playground play a little bit more magical or silly.
Collect moss or leafs in the forest. We do lots of short forest walks in the warm months and my son loves finding sticks for both of us so he can beat small plants and cackle at his misdeeds.