Surviving social distancing with your toddler - play based ideas
Wow what a strange time this is! Activities are cancelled, everyone is trying to stay home as much as possible and many of us have taken our kids out of childcare and school. I have pulled this list together to help give you some new ideas for activities you can do at home - thanks to our wonderful Monkey Tree community who shared their favourite Instagram accounts with us!
Let's all help each other out during this weird time - make sure you stay in touch with loved ones and keep up to date with information from trusted sources (without getting overwhelmed and panicked). The best places to get your information about social distancing and COVID-19 updates is from www.health.gov.au or your local state government website (I work in public health in my other life so know that these are the best sources!)
Play based activities - Instagram accounts
@read_play_learn - Amy is sharing a new play idea each day. Amy is a qualified teacher and literacy specialist.
@the.bored.toddler - Krysti is a blogger and mum to 2 boys. She shares activities and recipes.
@play_at_home_mummy - Emma is a blogger and trained teacher. She shares some great play ideas for babies and toddlers.
@simply.play.today - Lycie is an early years teacher. She shares simple ideas to inject more play every day.
@mamapapabubba - Jen is a teacher who shares some great creative project ideas.
@learnwithluca - Some great DIY baby play ideas.
@lovedbydannii - Includes kids nature and DIY crafts, and toddler play and snack ideas!
@shannonrenee - Lover of all things Montessori.
@be.creative.mumma - Creative play ideas for babies and toddlers.
@prims_playnest - Beautiful account with crafting inspired ideas.
Play based online stores
Read Play Learn: www.readplaylearn.com.au
Nestling and Nook: www.nestlingandnook.com.au
Enchanting Toys: www.enchantingtoys.com.au
Devine Little Minds: www.devinelittleminds.com.au
Sarika and Sage: www.sarikanadsage.com.au
Growing Kind: www.growingkind.com.au
Physical activity videos
Please send through any other links you have and I will add them to the list! firstname.lastname@example.org