Best Summer Activities To Tire Your Toddler Out
Toddlers are crazy. I should know, I have a few of my own. I can’t pretend to know how their brains work or what goes on inside their little noggins, but what I can do is share with you some of my best summer activities to tire your toddler out. Now is the best time to get out and about in the summer sunshine (with proper sun protection, of course). Any outdoors activity will work towards helping your little one sleep sweet and deep all summer long, but these ones are perfect for stimulating their minds and their bodies to properly tire them out.
Playtime with friends
Whether you hit up the beach, head to a nearby park, visit a play centre or choose something else on the endless list of summer activities, catching up with friends is a fantastic way to spend a summer day. Your little one will be able to get super social, developing their listening, learning and general communication skills. They’ll also have such a fun day running around and playing that they won’t realise just how tired they are. When bedtime rolls around they’ll be out like a light!
Helping mum or dad in the kitchen
Now, this one may get a little messy – but it will also be a real treat to see your little ones using their heads to help mummy find her oven mitt or to help daddy measure out a cup of flour for breakfast pancakes. Your little one will love being able to do what mummy or daddy does and at the end they get to taste the fruits of their labour. It’s a great way to instil a sense of achievement in your little ones and encourage them to try new things. It’s just a bonus that it will teach them to help out around the house AND send them to sleep faster than you can say ‘chocolate cake’.
Learning to ride a bike
Whether they’re on a trike, a pushbike with training wheels or are ready to tackle a pushbike without training wheels, this is one summer activity that’s sure to tire your toddler out. They’ll be using their legs to push themselves along or peddle, their arms to steer and their brains to think about what they’re doing as they realise they’ve got the need…the need for speed! You’ll have to keep an eye on them at all times as they’re learning, to make sure they’re keeping safe. Once they get the hang of it, they’ll be riding every day and tuckering themselves out so they’re ready to dive into bed that night for an awesome sleep.
I hope your summer is one to remember! As always, sleep sweet and deep all night long x