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75 Activities for Toddlers

My daughter hasn’t taken a nap in about six months.  And oh how our world has changed.  As much as I love that little energizer bunny, I will admit that I miss those little three hour siestas she used to take.  It was a time of battery recharging, accomplishing things and peace.

Without that little three hour rest period, the afternoon tends to seem incredibly long.  Since filling these looming hours with a Dora marathon isn’t exactly the recommended way to go, it’s time to get crafty.  Click here to read about 75 TV Free Activities for Toddlers by No Time for Flash Cards.

These ideas are amazingly simple, easy to put together and will leave you wondering, “Hey, why didn’t I think of that?”  May your afternoon pass quickly and tantrum free.

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  1. Melissa 02/22/2012 at 9:59 am

    My 2.5 year-old still takes a nap but I’m dreading the day that afternoon quiet goes away. Thanks for sharing these activities. You can never have too many things to keep those little explorers busy!

  2. Carina Wytiaz 02/22/2012 at 8:55 am

    Ugh, I have the hardest time with that no-nap transition! Until I figured out that I can put them to bed SUPER EARLY and they stay there. 5:30 bedtime anyone?

    • Erin Oltmanns 02/22/2012 at 9:04 pm

      Super early bedtime RULES.