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HOW TO ENTERTAIN A 2 YEAR OLD TODDLER

HOW TO ENTERTAIN A 2 YEAR OLD TODDLER


(happy upbeat music) (laughs) – Who’s that baby, what’s that baby, baby! (happy upbeat music)(laughs) Hi everyone. Can you say hello? In today’s video, I’m
going to show you how I entertain my toddler, this is Caleb. Now when he was six months old, we made a video, called
“How I Entertain my Baby”. And since doing that video, it has had nearly 100,000 views and it’s by far my most
popular video ever. So, I thought it was
about time that I show you how I entertain my toddler,
now that he is two. There are just a ways that keep
this little man entertained. And I hope that some of these ideas, will work for your children. Yeah, I really hope you like this video. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel, please do, it’s free and you won’t miss any of my motherhood updates. See you soon. Bye. Bye So one of Caleb’s favorite
thing to do is to build towers and he also loves breaking
them as well, being a boy. He loves to build them with blocks or we have a really nice set of boxes that he builds them with,
but he’s really not fussy. He will build them with
food from the cupboard or toast on his plate,
he just really enjoys it. He also like playing with
our colorful smoothie straws he just plays with them for ages and he likes to talk about
which color is which. Cars is another favorite of his, we have so many cars in this house and he really likes putting
them down this garage. But as he’s getting older he does also enjoy taking them outside and putting them down
the slide or our deck. He loves most vehicles to be honest and he really also enjoys
his wooden train set. We also have a few different
puppets in this house and Caleb really seem to enjoy them. I also find it’s quite effective if he’s not eating some
times if I make the puppets feed him he eats better. Caleb also loves any kind of messy play and he really loves his sand and water table that we have for him. If you don’t have one though, he loves just a water basin like this. But sometimes I will put some shampoo or fairy liquid into the
water just to add something a bit different and he
plays with the bubbles and experiments with it. He just loves water play though, so sometimes I even let him have the hose. Now that Caleb’s a confident
walker we love to get out and go for walks and
explore and spot some birds or feed the ducks. They really
enjoy feeding the ducks. He’s really good at it now
and I always make sure I take fresh bread ’cause he eats half of it. Now that he’s a toddler he can
do so much more at the park. And he absolutely loves the swings. And what is with kids and
boxes? My kids go nuts for it. If we’ve had a larger delivery
I let the boys have the box and they turn it into like a rocket ship. I even let Caleb paint it some times, and it’s a good way to have him paint ’cause it’s outdoors,
but watch with painting, ’cause sometimes he does this. Another way of painting that is mess free is to put your paint in
a Ziploc bag, like so and I like to tape it onto the window, it’s like a bit of a
stain glass kind of look and then just let them
move the paint around and all the mess is inside the bag and they really enjoy it. There are a few toys in
our garden that he loves and the trampoline is one of them. He also loves our tiny little slide, but he’s even started to try and use his brother’s bigger slide. And tea parties, he loves
to have tea parties. And sometimes I even let him have real water liquid to play with. (laughs) He also loves when I pretend
that I’m spitting it out. In terms of his favorite days out, the library is a great
one to explore books and it is free. He also loves the soft play
or our local gym class. He really enjoys burning
up all of his energy and meeting new little friends. He also loves the ball
pool at the soft play and he loves to bury me in it as well. Another really good day
out that I think he loved was going to the aquarium. He loved spotting all
the fish and jellyfish. We also go swimming every
Saturday now and he loves it. And I can’t believe how confident he’s becoming in the water. We don’t actually do a
class, I just let him splash and go crazy and he has a great time. The farm is also another great day out. He loves to look at all the animals and feed them if he gets the chance. He loves nursery rhymes on YouTube. – Apple, ah, apple ♪ B is for ♪ ball, ba ball ♪ C is for cat ♪ cat – He’s always loved
bubbles and now that he’s getting older he can nearly do it himself with this larger bubble ring. He has a little trike
which he much prefers, riding in than the pram. If it’s ever a rainy day and I don’t know what to do with the boys a good option is to take
them to the toy shop. It’s free unless you get
guilted into buying something. But they can play with different toys and have loads of fun, but
the shop probably hates me. Pots and pans drum kit. I think that’s all I
need to say on this one. (pot clanking) Rough and tumble preferably with daddy. He loves books, he loves sound books and texture books as well,
but he also loves normal books and sometimes I like to
leave a few words out and see if he can remember them. Was it mom? – No – Was it dad? – No – Was it Archie the cat? – Meow He also loves puzzles now
and this magnetic one from Melissa and Doug has been a real hit. And he also likes these word puzzles, where he has to try
and fit the letters in. I thought it was also worth mentioning his favorite toy, his cut up food. It Velcros together and then
you can cut it up with a knife. – A tent – They love building a fort as well. Sometimes I just take sheets and blankets and put it over our dinning
table and we have a fort. What’s your favorite shape? Triangle What’s your favorite color? – Red – Red Both of my boys love the
bath and they particularly love shaving foam in the bath. At bedtime the boys love
anything glow in the dark. They love a torch and they also really love to play with glow sticks. These are a great way to get
your kids upstairs to bed if you promise a light show. Or if they hate the bath you can even have glow sticks in the bath. You can’t start involving your children in cooking too early. Caleb loves to get involved
with me when I’m making dinner. And he also really loves
helping me do baking. He won’t actually crack the
eggs or anything like that but he loves to stir,
pour flour and sugar in, pour raisins in and stuff like that. (upbeat music) The only thing that he
doesn’t like about baking is waiting for the food
in the oven to cook so I came up with this idea, just literally get any
biscuits could be digestives or anything and icing and sprinkles and just let your children
decorate the cookies themselves. Stickers is another good
activity that he enjoys now, but do expect them to be everywhere. Stickers are also great
for bribery when you start potty training. Surprise eggs is one of
Caleb’s favorite thing. You probably don’t
wanna buy them this many but Caleb doesn’t
actually eat the chocolate or the sweets he just
wants to open them up and get to the surprise. My boys have so much fun
if we have a dance party. Just whack on the music
and let them go crazy. We also do a lot of Easter
egg dying in this house because it is my eldest
favorite thing to do. But I probably wouldn’t
recommend this for a toddler that is very young because sometimes he does this with the dye. So thanks so much for watching everyone. I really hope this gave you some ideas and I will see you very soon. Bye (happy upbeat music)

Comments (61)

  1. Such a helpful video! Did you do an 18 months one?

  2. Why you let that little nigga eat soap and paint

  3. Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  4. My baby brother barely has any expression in his face so this is hard and when ever my brother helps me out and says "look it's your sister do you wanna go with her?" He starts crying ?

  5. Thanks !!! this will be awesome with our grandsons!!!!! YAY

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  7. He seems like an angel.

  8. Great video – very positive – lovely to see.
    Please don't feed bread to birds though, They need grains and corn or porridge oats.
    Even make a trip to a local pet shop as a trip out with the kids to buy some wild bird seed. Great way to expose kids to new little animals in a safe environment – also helps keeping the local economy going.
    Bread fills their stomachs, doesn't nourish them and can cause blockages in their digestive system.

  9. Can you link the YouTube alphabet video he was watching please

  10. But dear poor parents can't afford this luxary for their boy…but can wish to provide…

  11. I was looking to entertain him at home. I can’t wait to do all these activities in 5 hours

  12. A 2 year old should be OUT of diapers..by then..

  13. Does he like dolls much? I’ve noticed a lot of kids who like puppets like soft dolls quite a bit

  14. 3:21 cracked me up

  15. Impressed that she didn't panicked when he ate the bubbles and the blue dye

  16. This makes me sad I miss getting enjoyment from playing with toys

  17. makes a clip on how to entertain a 2-year old, lets him play on her phone while presenting :)))) keep up the good work!!

  18. Some great toddler activities in here – loved seeing the stacking, getting into boxes, and going to the library!

  19. We love the idea of using puppets to feed! Going to try that one!

  20. Great video! Can you link the phonics video he was watching?

  21. My two year old son loves surprise eggs ? ❤️❤️❤️

  22. I absolutely love this list!

  23. What book were you reading when you're asking, "was it cat?" then he said no? Thank you in advance 🙂

  24. I just watched the two previous videos and gosh its really interesting to see how a child grows fast ❤️

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  26. Probably one have to be rich to get entertained than to be entertained by this vedio.

  27. Love it. Been trying to entertain my two year old right now as well. He entertains me more.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdAwGuTp8nM

  28. This is just for my baby b☆rother

  29. So adorable. Watching the whole video. I'm pregnant with my first child. It's good to get some ideas. Thank you.

  30. Hi Emily, was just wondering where you got his cut up food from?

  31. Emily, i was wondering why you didnt put in the details of the toys in this videos because you always do. But then i realised its a three year old video. Haha! Could you share what sand and water table you have and what car garage is that which Caleb was playing with. Thankyou my lovely! ❤

  32. My baby just turned 2 years old too and I needed these ideas

  33. Please can u tell me the name of this cartoon series… in the end of the video your child is playing with some soft toys… please give me the name of these toys

  34. I wish I could be a stay at home Mom. My work feels like it is interfering with my family and life. I'm pregnant with my second and actually can't wait for my maternity leave so I can focus on my kids. Plus getting my house in order hahaha.

  35. I’m going on a trip soon and I want to entertain my little brother so that my mom can relax a bit and this has given me some ideas.

  36. Long story short toddlers can make anything fun

  37. 1:14 aren't plastics straws a hazard for babies and toddlers? Have you seen what plastic straws do to marine life?

  38. Omg y’all are soo cute ????

  39. He didn't like the taste of that soap lol

  40. Wow
    You are a perfect mom???

  41. my sister babysits 5 children and she says its so hard on her because they are not the well behaved children ever.

  42. It is a great video 🙂 my little boy doing the same activities almost 🙂 Fort is a good Idea to make for him 😀 and still no brother for now :/

  43. This video is so beautifull . enjoy ❤?

  44. K yeah.. just like my sister, they love phones :/

  45. i know how stressful it is tho behind the scene ??

  46. Thank you so much, Emily. My toddler is almost 2 now and she is of great energy. Keeping her engaged in some activities is quite a tough job! But this video is very helpful. And not only this one, I have been following you since I became a mother and God bless you, all your hacks and advices made my motherhood quite easy and enjoyable. Love for your beautiful family.

  47. This idea is very nice

  48. Thank you!! I’m a big sister and will definitely try these!!

  49. I absolutely love this video …. thanks a for the ideas ??

  50. Preparing for future babysitting job!

  51. You lost me after saying he likes to knock over towers because he's a boy. He's a kid. Kids like to knock things over. My daughter likes to knock things over so… I guess she's a boy?

  52. Helpful for babysitting ?

  53. Rough and Tumble. Yup. That’s my job lol. Yay Daddy.

  54. https://youtu.be/jfEk3YMh3Fg

  55. Oh my goodness this video popped up in my feed I can't believe how young and cute the boys were ??? they've grown so much and it's so heartwarming to see what lovely boys they've turned into ??

  56. I first found one of your videos when I was pregnant. I am a young mom and I had no friends with kids or family near by. Watching your videos was like having a kind friend that could show me how to be a good mom. Now I have a clever year 2 year old and am ready to do it all over again ? Thank you, you helped me alot.

  57. Thanks for the amazing ideas!!!! I do allow my toddler listen to kids rhymes on iPad only for a little bit of time everyday from YouTube and that has made him even smarter than me!!!? At 1year and 5months he started reading Abc's, 1 to 15 and A for Apple with out making mistakes…. but the little issue is that he has to learn Nederlands as well…. I thought it was going to be difficult for him but not really he can speak already both languages and he will be 2years by January 2020….

  58. Wow…so cute and beautiful eyes…

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